The Snooze Button

Yesterday morning I posted a meme, partially out of annoyance that my husband hits the snooze button for a half hour every morning before he actually gets up, and partially because I knew it would make people laugh and so many would either relate to the snooze hitter or the annoyed spouse.

I was right…more than 50 comments of people saying they do the same thing…some pushing the snooze button for a full hour before getting up!!!

How fitting is it that I started a new book today, Mel Robbin’s Stop Saying You’re Fine: “In all of modern history, no single invention has so perfectly captured the perverse power of the mind to defeat its own best intentions as the snooze button.”

How many times have you said you were going to get up early so you weren’t rushed, so you could exercise, or maybe so you could do your devotional.  Yet the snooze button is the easiest way to to forget those intentions.  There is also a snooze button inside of us…one that fights to hold us back from something we feel a tug to do, a dream, a goal.  Why is it so darn easy to make excuses.  It’s so easy to say, “I’ll try again tomorrow…today just isn’t a good day.”

“Dreams and ambitions arise inside you as a signal, telling you that the powerful you is needed, right here, right now! The choice is always in front of you: Turn on the powerful and you move forward or give in to resistance and go nowhere.  If you take action you can begin to build momentum and roll your life in small but new directions toward something you want, such as a better body, a better marriage, or something that might make you feel happier about where your life is going.

However, you don’t take action, do you? You find different ways to let that dream fizzle. You give in to resistance, find some excuse, chicken out, and stay stuck. Every time you do that, you postpone your dreams. You rob yourself of happiness. You fall short of your true potential.”

Nobody wants to feel stuck, like you know there is more you want out of life, but you have no idea where to start.  Even if you do know where to start, there are so many reasons you shouldn’t or can’t.

So where can you start if you feel “stuck”?  The first step, I think, is acknowledging the fact that you have the power to change.  You have the power to overcome those fears, those “I can’t’s”, the lack of time….really you do!  Second, start working on your mindset and growth.  Get on Amazon Prime..I know you all have it…and order some books that will change the way you think, change the way you act, and most likely change your life.  Some of my favorites are Mel Robbins, John Maxwell, and Lara Casey…but honestly there are hundreds out there.

So many people remain stuck because they think that is where they are supposed to be. They aren’t like those people that get up and workout every morning…those people have super powers.  They don’t have the skills to start a business and be financially free….those people were just blessed with good characteristics.  They can’t have good relationships…because they don’t have the right people in their lives.  Not true.  Fit people do not have super powers.  Millionaires and CEO’s do not have more motivation or skills.  These people have learned the art of defeating the snooze button…the real one and the one in their head.

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