It is very clear that we are creatures of habit. We get a life momentum flowing just like a river, and rerouting a river is a big job. If you're going to make changes in your life, it requires support from those around you and a commitment to do what you want until it comes to be. It isn't a matter of doing it for a few days or a few weeks, it's about doing it until you get what you want.
The key is to go from awareness and consciousness to putting what you want on project status. Make it a project. Think about it. If you were just aware that you wanted the garage to be painted, it wouldn't get painted. But, if you make it a project with a deadline, it will get done. If you want change, make it project status.