When you have a goal in mind, and it’s a goal that won’t leave your mind, you may sometimes find yourself lacking firm direction on how to achieve it. You know what the aim is, and you know what the phases should be, but you’re ultimately a cart before the horse type of person (like me). This can lead to stagnation and stagnation leads to frustration with frustration leading to the urge to give in.
That’s the mind set I’ve been battling with for the last few weeks. There is so much that I want to achieve with this blog but now that I’ve laid the foundations, it’s getting harder and harder to find the path to the peak. I try not to get easily disheartened when I come across stumbling blocks and try to find practical ways of motivating myself, but if you’ve ever been in a funk you know how hard it can be to shake it off.
Which is why Tuesday’s post was weak, Friday’s post didn’t get written (I had an enjoyable night watching The Hitman’s Bodyguard instead) and tonight’s post wasn’t looking likely either. But the more I tried to binge watch Breaking Bad (yeah, I know I’m behind) the more I couldn’t shake the niggling thought at the back of my mind that I needed to keep trying. But my idea pool was completely dry and I sat uninspired for a few hours, until I remembered one piece of advice from my BAWSE book, ‘Schedule Inspiration’ and the daily prompt came to mind.
Disobey. That was all it took to trigger something in me. Disobey what exactly? The train of thought started off very foggy but then it came to me: disobey the urge to quit. I’ve said it time and time again but the ones who succeed are the ones who stick with it (damn it).
So here it is. This is my act of defiance against the funk within; I might make excuses from time to time because I am a born procrastinator at heart, but for the most part, this is where my time is going to be dedicated. I hope you’re looking forward to reading the fruits of my labour.
You know that goal you’re struggling logistically to achieve? That goal you’ve all but given up on because you know no other way to go about it? I dare you to stick with it. I dare you not to quit.
I promise I won’t if you don’t.
Same place this Friday?
The Extroverted Introvert