How Impactful is Your Environment?

The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.

Vernon Howard

I had a really cool conversation with my hubs this morning. It basically came down to the fact that we (people, all of us) are most likely naturally very motivated. That’s not really in question. We just have a lot of “de-motivators” around us. A lot of distractions and things that impede our motivation for our goals and dreams and whatnots. 
 
And it made me think of this verse in Proverbs: Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house. (24:27) 

When you want to achieve something, you got to clear the ground. You got to make space to work and bring your tools in. It’s essential to the project or work you want to accomplish.  
 
Because your environment matters! 
 
The way you set up your house, your workspace, your friend group, your fridge, your coworkers, church, and the list goes on. Even your phone, with all its apps and benefits and… distractions. 

The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.

Bill Clinton

For me, social media gets really distracting. Especially lately with all the reels and trends and fun stuff. It often interferes with me working towards my dreams and things I want in life. So, I started to set time limits. And if that doesn’t work on some days, I delete my apps for several days, even weeks. 

I try to apply this principle to other areas in life as best I can, because when you take away these de-motivators, you create space for yourself to create, imagine, and dream big. If you feel you’re stuck, check your environment and the tools you’re using. Clear the ground before assuming you’re just not a motivated person. Make some space for your project and the ideas will flow. 

Cause you can’t build a house with a bunch of stuff in the way. 
 
Prepare your work outside. 
Get everything ready for yourself in the field. 
And after that, build your house. 

Proverbs 24:27

What de-motivators do you have?

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