When you identify something that you want to change – and then don’t take action or make progress – you start to pay a sort of psychic tax.
Not only do you still have this unmet goal/desire, but you also have the added discomfort of realizing that you’re not making progress, not converting intention into action.
It’s demoralizing and tiresome to carry around a goal that we never get any closer to achieving. To have a problem that we can’t solve – or one that won’t stay solved. To make the same resolution over and over again.
Not taking action is not a way to “save energy”. It is actually EXHAUSTING to carry around a goal you never get any closer to. A better way to spend your energy is actually taking steps toward achieving your goal.
- Unmet goals get heavier and heavier the longer you carry them around.
- An unmet goal can be a barrier (or an excuse) to achieving other goals
- Sometimes, it’s wiser to let a goal go than to continue to pay the “interest”