Doing Nothing Won’t Change Your Life


Though I realize that this statement probably isn’t a news flash to anyone who reads here, sometimes it helps to be reminded of what inspired you to want to change your life. If my hunch is correct, you found A Couple of Quitters because you were searching for something. Maybe you don’t even know exactly what it is that you’re searching for. But I’m pretty certain that the impulse that started you out on your journey to find or create more meaning in your life began because you hate your job. Even if it’s not that, there’s something missing in your life and it probably relates to your present work or unemployment status.

A Clean Slate
There are a whole lot of people who are reflecting on their lives and wondering what they’ve accomplished. But I’m here to tell you that spending your time thinking about the past is worse than making the choices which created it in the first place. Let’s do something right here and now. Let’s wipe the slate clean. The past is in the past and there’s nothing you can do about it. But this moment, my friend, is special. What you do in the next moment is totally up to you. What you do in ten seconds is completely your choice. Where you spend your precious time next week is something in which you have a vote. Give yourself permission to stop thinking about how your sucky choices have created less than what you expected of yourself in life. And start doing the very thing you’ve been considering…DO SOMETHING!

For some of you, I’m guessing you’ve already taken your first steps, but have you stalled yet? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. I’ll talk more about this in a minute. But for many of you, there is something brewing inside you…hope (maybe with a tinge of desperation). You’ve probably been reading around the Internet for inspiration. You’ve read the books and blogs that tell you how OTHER people have make thousands of dollars by starting businesses online. Maybe you’ve dabbled in it yourself only to find yourself sucked into Google AdWords and making a whopping 30 cents for an entire month…but paying out $15 bucks in fees. Maybe you’ve read great things about affiliate marketing and for only $1000 dollars you can learn the secrets to the meaning of affiliate marketing life through some awesome elite ebook or Online club. I’m not saying that there isn’t a time and place for these things but put first things first.

Start Something New
One thing I know for sure is that time will pass regardless of what we do with our lives. The question is, will tomorrow bring more of what yesterday served? If the answer is yes and you’re cool with that then go spend your time doing something meaningful. The truth is, you’re here because you want to start something new. It all begins with making a choice that you don’t want tomorrow to be like yesterday. You know that doing nothing won’t change your life, so it’s time to start something new…and now is the best time to do it. I’m not here to tell you what it is that YOU should be starting. Tammy and I started this blog so we could share our journey and hopefully inspire others to do the same while educating and offering the tools that we use and find helpful. But none of that matters if you read about our experiences and don’t get involved. It’s time to be decisive and take control of your future.

One Month From Now
If you wake up tomorrow and finally take action, you will finally begin to override the inertia that’s taken over your life and you will be shaping the next ten seconds, the next week, and the rest of your life. Things are taking shape with Tammy’s business and with my business. And even though we’ve hit some bumps in the road, we’re still rolling. Why? Because we refuse to stop. Our lives are different now than they were a year ago and a month from now, it will be different still. There is energy building…an unstoppable force created by our choices and actions. You have the power to do the same thing with your life. So set your mind right now so that one month from now, your life will be different. Look at the habits that keep you stuck in your rut and do something different. Even in the next five minute, change your routine and take a step, no matter how small, that will add to your life rather than suck the meaning and purpose out of it. It is possible for anyone to start making different choices! Start living your life fully awake! Don’t sleep through every day dreaming about other people and their successes and wishing it were you.

One month from now, no matter when that is for you (depending on when you read this), I want you to come back here and leave a comment and tell us what you did and how your life is different and better now as a result of finally taking action. Put it on your calendar or as an email reminder…either way, we want to hear from you and we’ll be here to cheer you on. Dare to begin living your dreams. Look around you, there are a lot of people doing nothing. But doing nothing won’t change your life…and YOUR life is about to change. Now go make your life awesome!

2 thoughts on “Doing Nothing Won’t Change Your Life”

  1. Great post. We can’t keep doing what we’ve always done and then expect our lives to be different. I for one am ready to make a change. It’s up to me to take the steps to do it. (I think the best route for someone to take is to learn from someone who has already done what you’re wanting to do).

    1. Jeff,

      I totally agree. You, my friend, are on the verge of some big changes. They’re just waiting for you to take the next step. …and I’m going to enjoy seeing it happen. Keep us posted!


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