You can’t choose how you feel

“If you are stuck at a problem, don’t just sit there and look at it, start working on it, the mere fact of working on it, will get some new ideas flowing”.

A powerful quote that Mark Manson brings from his high school teacher.

Like Mel Robbins in The 5 Second Rule, talks about the 54321 act.

“You can’t choose how you feel, you can only choose how you act”.

And we also know this from the Talmud, “A person is drawn towards his actions”

The bottom line is, you can sit and be paralysis analysis for months and years on your life problems, but when you start working on it, acting on it, things happen.

Life is a program of action, you act, you move towards things, and things happen.

You can never foresee in advance what will happen.

The author even goes as far as to say “action is the first thing in the chain”.

It’s not like most people think inspiration, motivation, and then action, it’s the other way around.

It’s action first, inspiration, motivation will follow.

In other words, always move, move your body, move! do something, do action, sort of towards in the direction that you want to be going, inspiration and motivation will follow.

Don’t just sit there, do something, the answers will follow.

Just Do It!! – Nike slogan