I woke up today and fell back asleep. I said I’d finish organizing photos, that I’d go to the gym, that I’d send that e-mail, that I’d make that call, and I didn’t**.
We all have plans, either written down or in our heads (I suggest writing them down). Almost always, we know what we should be doing, our next step, the important one (they all are) that leads us to that thing we want, or that feeling we want. And we often tell ourselves, this is it, this is the day, today I will do this, I will start this, I will finish this.
Yes, those days happen, we feel inspired or “in flow” as some may say and those days are fun, they’re easy.
But, what about all the other days? When we don’t feel like doing it, when we’re feeling lazy, when it’s cloudy and rainy outside. When we get a parking ticket or miss out on a really cool opportunity?
Those are the days we must use to build ourselves, reprogram our habits by challenging our minds to choose action. Their are a lot of things that we will NEVER feel like doing. Sometimes ever. Do them anyway. Just go. Jump in. Whatever it is that you don’t want to do, that you know will take you forward, make you grow, Do It. Make it a Habit. Don’t think. You already know. And I’m here to remind myself of this, and you, that today we must do for ourselves and for the world. Because it takes work to make great ideas happen. Because I know that our future is created first by our thoughts and second by our actions, and I believe that we all have a voice inside us that knows what’s right for us.
Find that voice, listen to it, today. Don’t wait till tomorrow.
We got this.
Below is a video a friend sent me of Mel Robbin giving a Tedx Talk titled “How to stop screwing yourself over”. This video inspired this post. I recommend checking it out if self development / personal growth interests you.
** I was just saying that to make a point. I wrote most of this this morning and actually did make it to the gym, no photo organization though :/