If you don't believe in you, there will not be many other people who will. You will never reach your full potential depending on others to believe in you. You cannot have a can-do attitude unless you stop making excuses and believe in yourself. A lack of self-confidence will make you doubt yourself even in moments you know you are right.

Here at Habit Stacker, we obsess over helping people to improve their habits. If there is one obstacle we have seen a lot, it's people needing to find their can-do attitude. Too many people who set out to make a change, and stop because they don't believe they can do it. They think of only of the shame of failure, instead of the rewards of success. Change is possible for everyone, but it has to start from within.

Too many people who set out to make a change, and stop because they don't believe they can do it. They think of only of the shame of failure, instead of the rewards of success. Change is possible for everyone, but it has to start from within.

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Life With a Can-Do Attitude

Anytime you attack a goal, one of the most important things to note is what your life after you succeed. You need to have a vision at all times. That vision will keep you working hard and showing up when things get hard. I will paint the same picture for you only with a can-do attitude.

When you have a can-do attitude, you can do two things well. First, you can identify areas in your life that need to change for you to succeed and take action on them. You can see tasks and complete tasks that move the dream forward. Both of these things end with taking action!

The can-do attitude is what gets you off of your butt, out of your mind and into the game. There is no self-doubt, and even if there is a bit, you dare to act anyway. People can depend on you more because you get things done right away. You don't look to make mistakes. Instead, take action!

You are no longer held back by your lame excuses. You don't have to live in your head, thinking of everything that could happen.  Your mindset becomes, think quick, act now, and learn fast, then readjust. You know that mistakes are going to happen. What you can control is what you learn and make sure that you stop making excuses

Out of Motion and Into Action

When people don't have a can-do attitude, they can get caught in the trap of always being in motion. People who are in motion appear to be working, but they are faking it. They have mastered the art of staying busy but doing the work that matters the most.

For example, someone who is a motion on there is doing everything but writing. They will read other books for inspiration and spend time reading blog posts to prepare. They will spend all their time on this and no time writing. When you're writing a book, the most critical work is writing. Everything else can wait for another day!  80% of your time should be on, and 20% should be on the other stuff.

People in motion have mastered this type of work, to the point where they start to convince themselves that it is the most critical work. They believe that they are diligent with their planning. That is not to say that there is no value in planning or thinking there is. It's also not the most important thing to do. The one thing is the thing that if you get it done, nothing else matters as much. If you finish writing your book, you can then do the fun work.

The can-do attitude thrives on action! Motion is like running on a treadmill. You are moving and getting tired but not going anywhere. Action is starting that marathon. You know you have a long way to go, but with each step, you get closer. The closer you get, the more excited you get and the harder you want to push.

Success Does Not Go to The Smartest Person

How many times have you seen someone succeed and felt like you were smarter or more talented? The reason you think this is because you are still operating with a school mindset. Schools often reward the most intelligent person. Life rewards those who take action. When people see someone execute on an idea they have had for years, they regret their lack of effort.

The only question you should be asking yourself is who took more action? If you take action, you're not guaranteed to win. If you don't take action though you will lose. You can't win from the stands; you have to get in the game and start making sure the world feels your presence.

Being smart does not get you any rewards in life. It's not until the intelligent person takes action that you start to see the benefits of being smart. If you want to see your ideas thrive, you have to act on them. Ideas were not meant to live in your head. Ideas need an action taker to help bring them to life.

The Tool to Help You Develop the Can-Do Attitude

Habit Stacker is all about building a can-do attitude. The app rewards people who do things! You do not get rewarded for wishing, thinking, or acting. The goal is to actually get things done, then wake up the next day and get those same things done. Building habits will help you to think less about what to do each day.

Habit Stacker lets you build in all the habits that you want to change and let you know what to do next. It's a simple way of making sure that each day you are getting the things done that you need to. Habits are powerful, but they can be tricky. Habits are hard to stick with because they rarely come with short term benefits. It often takes months and years to reap the benefits of great habits. We want to make sure you stick with your new can-do attitude for the long run and stop making excuses.

Ian Warner

About the author

I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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