GOOOOOD MORNIN! Happy FREAKIN Tuesday. How we feeling? Good? Good. Tuesdays are awesome! Monday is out of the way, the week in in full swing, everyone is on track…its great!
For the writers, NaNoWriMo is going well. Did my 5am writing session this morning and although the word count was a little soft today at 987 words, I plan to have a few more sessions later on today to knock out a couple thousand more.
The soft word count actually is a beautiful segway into today’s topic. What to do when you just don’t want to FREAKIN do it.
We all come to this point once in a while, I don’t care who you are. The billionaires of world who seem to always be on the go ARE always on the go, but that does not mean that they never experience a lack in motivation. We all do.
I will be honest, I am having one of those days today. I woke up at 4:45am to start my coffee and I desperately wanted to get back into bed. This is nothing out of the norm. I could get 12 hrs of sleep and 4:45am will still feel way too early, but that is exactly why I do it! It feels good doing something that most people will not do.
This morning was different though. Usually, once I push past the initial discomfort and get to work, everything is fine, but today, for some reason, even as I was in the middle of writing and half way through my first cup of black coffee, I was still longing for my bed.
I got to a point where I was literally reasoning with myself on shutting the laptop and slipping back into bed for an hour or so. I pushed through that, thankfully, but it did affect my writing session and it is spilling over into my income gig and the rest of my day.
This happens to absolutely everyone once in a while. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the busiest man in Hollywood and he feel this sometimes. Mark Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks and runs a dozen companies, he feels this sometimes. Oprah feels this sometimes.
I could go on and on, but you get the point.
The question is, how do these incredibly successful people, and so many others, always seem to be up and running no matter what? Because they are. BECAUSE THEY DO IT ANYWAYS. It doesn’t matter if they feel like it or if they are motivated to do it, they do it anyways.
Successful sales people who don’t want to call that customer or don’t want to walk into that place for a cold call, do it anyways and that is why they are successful.
Body builders certainly don’t always feel like lifting weights or eating chicken breast, but they do it anyways because that is what is required to meet their goals.
Writers don’t always feel like writing, but the good ones always do it anyways and that is why they are the well-known, successful writers in the industry.
Motivation is not always going to be available to you. Sometimes there is just you, and it is going to be you who is responsible for either succeeding or failing during the moments of weakness.
We all fail sometimes. That is just a fact of life. However, if you can manage to succeed in those moments more often than you fail, slowly they will stack up. The momentum will build and you will find yourself, suddenly, exactly where you were aiming to be. You just have to keep moving forward, especially when that is the last thing you want to do.
It is probably the most cliché thing I have ever put into writing, but in moments of difficulty, you really have to take the word can’t out of your vocabulary. Not doing that thing that is going to progress you forward cannot be an option.
After all of that, as simple as it sounds, you do it anyways. You don’t feel like it? Do it anyway. Life is a beautiful thing, but it is not always easy, or convenient. Sometimes it’s going to be hard and it is completely up to you to be strong in those moments or weak.
I hope these posts are helpful to you. You’ve probably figured out, if you’ve read a couple of them, there is no rhyme or reason to them. The topics are chosen the day of based on whatever is going on in my head at the time!
I don’t claim to be an expert on any of the things that I write about, I simply want to share my experiences in hopes that they might help or inspire someone else. I know that I have taken a great deal of inspiration from similar avenues.
Alright, I know there is at lest one person who was waiting this whole time for the joke of the day, so I will not disappoint.
Why does a chicken coup have two doors?
BECAUSE if it had four it would be a chicken sedan!
That is like the second or third chicken joke I have posted, but what can you do? There are a lot of good chicken jokes out there!
Hey, have a great rest of your day and do me a solid and leave a comment about anything at all. Let me know how you feel about the blog so far and what you think could be improved! Go kick todays ass!