Just do it!

For most of the summer I have glanced at my “to do” list and thought, man, I have to get back to writing for the blog.  And yet, each and every week, it would get displaced by something more important or even overlooked altogether. For the life of me I can’t figure out why.  The fact that I haven’t written anything before now is, well, kind of absurd.

Why do I repeatedly neglect something that I not only enjoy, but also find fulfilling?  I don’t have an explanation but I do have an analogy.  It’s kind of like exercise.  You know from past experience that if you go work out that you’ll not just feel energized physically, you’ll also feel that sense of accomplishment too.  You’re whole day will just be better for it.  And yet, even though I know this, there are times when I find myself making excuses and procrastinating.  Not only will it not be bad, once I get started, I probably enjoy it.  But none of that stops me from moping around and some days, even though I have the time and energy to do it, I find a way to weasel out.

Well today the weaseling out stops.  Even though I had other things I could be doing, I made myself sit down and start writing.  And you know what?  Just like working out, once I got going, I really enjoyed not just the writing but also finally clearing that lingering item off my to do list.

Next week, I’ll share a story about another time when I had to overcome my own self-imposed inhibitions only to find that all those excuses I made in my head turned out to have no basis in reality.

Until then, here’s to knocking things off the to do list


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