Fellow Citizen of Earth,
For the 'get r' done' types: Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): You receive the ability once you make the leap. Sometimes, you get the jet pack once you jump off the bridge, so to speak.
Have you ever taken stock of your life, even briefly, and thought "I need to do something"
And that thought, was immediately followed "Yea, but.....guaaaaaaa"
Here's the deal: You need structure. You need guidance. You need motivation. You need rules, and you need social and financial support.
Without these, usually nothing changes.
Without a rubric and rules, there's nothing to excel against.
Without a team of peers, your going it alone, and MUCH more likely to rationalize decisions that will open the door to later admitting defeat.
You'll probably have to ease into it. I'm currently in the midst (week one, actually) of Eight Weeks To Wellness. I was terrified 3 and 4 weeks ago. I've gradually processed those hang-ups, and started introducing myself to the practices before the official start date, and read and re-read the manual.
Check it out: 8ww.com
It's actually going too easy, as of now. May God grant me the grace to continue at the level of excellence with ease. I've had a LOT of support, and I've given myself the time and the 'permission' to lock down and focus.
Distraction comes all too easy...way too easy. The prudent aim at wise action, but fools tear off in a multitude of directions.
The world has no preference for mediocrity.
SOMEBODY has to show that it's possible to live extremely well. It doesn't happen all at once, but with the right inspiration and hope, you can continue for a long time, at an INTELLIGENTLY high rate.
Running the engine into the red doesn't work, by the way.
So, you need a plan, that is based on intelligent design in accordance with how things work.
Things like: Habitually getting enough sleep, starting your day with exercise, prayer, meditation, reading, journaling, working in focused blocks of time, and scheduling your important 'meetings' that you just have to show up to.
Do the things that smart people have written about for a long time,
Dig into the depths of your being, and rebuke the laziness and fear that chokes off your life progress!
Then, make the leap. Have the plan in place, have the support, get prepared, stock up on the necessary items, and go.
Just go. Commit to it - and THEN, you'll typically get a super-charge of energy and grace to help the process flow.
There you go. No need to fear commitment; just commit intelligently, so you can go to the next level.
"Push to your limits, and you limits expand" - Robin Sharma