In personal finance, I refer to this often as the "knowing v. doing" gap. I can't tell you the number of people that I've worked with who now had teenage children and yet, they hadn't ever gotten their estate documents in order. Their Wills don't even reference the kids, because the document that they have was drafted before they were borne. In conversation, these folks can recite, title and verse, why they need to update the document, who would have done it were it ever to have been finished, the importance of having it done, the reasons behind having it done, etc.
You can tell that the tone of confidence in their voice about the issue comes from a place of "doing" not of knowing. For them, knowing that it should be done, knowing how it should be done, knowing that it can be done is the same thing as having actually done it.
Except that it actually isn't.
No matter where you're stuck, getting back on track isn't all that hard. You just need to redirect your energy and focus it back on attaining your goal, not merely moving towards it. Accept nothing less than "getting it done." Expect nothing less of yourself than you will do it.
Life in the abyss of compromise and rationalization is a dead-end.
Now get back out there and start getting it done.
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