Have you ever grabbed any old tool hoping it will get the job done? Even when you know there is a specialty tool that would do it better?
I have many times.
It seems like the whole time I’m trying to get the job done, sweating and struggling; the little voice in the back of my head keeps reminding me that there is a better, faster or safer way to do it.
I think about this conundrum often.
The Right “Tool” Is Always Preferred – Except…
When it’s not.
On one hand, we have path #1, in which I’m happy to have taken action to get what I wanted. I didn’t let fear, resistance or the lack of a “tool” stop me from getting the job done. I thought of something, and started it moments later. No need for the right tool, because I used creativity, hard work and problem solving skills to get it done.
Path #1 example: Like last week, when I was trying to replace the battery in my alarm clock. Instead of using the right screwdriver I backed the screws out with a dime, but it took me forever!
On the other hand, by not choosing path #2, I have wasted time, resources and pain because I choose not to do it with the proper tool or method. There was a better way and I didn’t use it. All I needed to do was do a bit of planning, learning or investing and it would have been simpler, faster and cheaper.
Path #2 example: I’ve been learning how to make homemade ice cream, it turns out you can do it without any special equipment, but recently I bought an ice cream maker. Now, instead of waiting 24hrs I can make a smoother flavor ice cream in 30 minutes.
Path 1 or Path 2 will usually get you what you want over time. But, there are different trade-offs for choosing either. You might trade more time and sweat for more money, like in example 1 or trade less money for more time and quality in example 2. In every decision, there is always a trade-off and understanding what you’re willing to trade is very important.
Sometimes NOT having the right tool or info is used as a reason to not do something…
Don’t Let Lack of Tools Trigger Excuses
In the past, I’ve used this “lack of tools” excuse over and over.
I’ve avoided doing things I needed, wanted and loved because I didn’t have the right “tool.” I either decided I couldn’t afford it, couldn’t use it, or told myself I didn’t know how.
Either way, I let fear and resistance stop me from taking action on either path.
There are always 2 paths, you just have to be willing to walk.
Because ALL the excuses above were LIES.
And those lies caused failure.
Inaction Is the Only Failure
Any action is success because you’re actually going towards what you want.
Every week on our Facebook page or via email, we get questions about supplements, books and other products. Replying to each is nice, but we realized how many more we could help if we made all of our answers public.
In this spirit, I wanted to let you know that we’ve created a Digestive Resources page for you.
It’s not complete yet, but it will be.
It’s not as pretty as usual, but it will be.
But now you have more tools and we took action.
91% Will Still Help 100%
We decided that we had to give you the 91% version now because it was more important than waiting to figure out how to deliver the full 100%. On that page, you will find only products that are the best – the products we buy, use, and eat… the ones we give to our families, friends and personal clients.
The ones we’ve spent ridiculous hours figuring out price vs. quality vs. effectiveness.
Most of the products on the page are affiliate links, meaning when you click them, and purchase something, we get a very small amount of money for recommending it on our site.
So, if you’d like to support us feel free to use them.
The summary is to take action… whether it’s starting the specific carbohydrate diet, trying a new treatment, doing yoga or cleaning your house, any action towards your goal is better than none.
Neither path is right or wrong.
I want you to know that if you’ve failed to start in the past because of lack of tools, education, or method that’s why we are here to help. Nothing can amplify your success faster than the correct tools for the job.
The best tools we know of are listed here (the ones we use) for free.
P.S. – Let me repeat, nothing will multiply, amplify and maximize like having the right tools, which is a main reason why we created our SCD eBook because we saw a need for more tools.