I just read a blog that refers to a book called “The Answer to How is Yes.” I don’t know anything about the book, but that title really got my brain churning.

Like many people, I have trouble making change stick. What I’ve realized is that it’s not a discipline problem. It’s a commitment problem. I get stuck thinking of the details – the how – even before I’ve fully committed to the end result. (How can I exercise every day when my daughter has to be at school so early…when I am sick….when she is sick….when work is busy?)

In fact, I get stuck in the details BECAUSE I am not committed. If I know I need to do something, I need to first answer all those how questions with a firm yes. If I can’t do that, I will not move forward.

Think of all the time I’ll save not working out those pesky details related to something I really wasn’t going to do anyway!


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