I'll Be Glad I Did It

I'm sure that we all have days where we just "don't feel like it". The "it" could be starting on that term paper for your class that's due next week. Maybe it's showing up to a meeting for a team project. Or it could be simply showing up to work. We all have an "it" that we just don't feel like doing sometimes.

Can I be honest with you though? (Take a deep breath. INHALE. EXHALE). You still have to do it. You still have to show up. You still have to do the tasks that are assigned to you. Does it always get easier? Of course not. But when you continue to hang in there, you develop a discipline for commitment. When we procrastinate we tend to make matters worse for ourselves. We have to suffer the consequences, and ultimately these decisions can potentially affect others.

Let me pose this question to you. If you knew the consequences someone would suffer because you didn't handle your task, would you change your level of commitment to getting the task done? Most of us would probably say, "Yes! Of course." The sad reality is, most of us will continue in these cycles until it's too late.

What if Jesus decided not to stay committed to his assignment here on Earth? There would be no you or me. He definitely stated (well in a Jameka paraphrased way) that He didn't feel like dying on the cross when He was in the garden of Gethsemane . But He knew that his commitment to His assignment would save the whole world! He has given us a great example of how to acknowledge your feelings, but to ensure that your feelings don't paralyze your commitment.

So...let's all do better with taking "I don't feel like it" out of our vocabulary. Let's exchange it for, "Once I start, I’ll be glad I did. All I have to do is take the first small step."

Write the paper. Attend the meeting. Make the phone call. Pay the bill. Like Nike says, "Just do it!" I can guarantee that you will be glad that you did it!

I've found some other great things that you can say as well at this following link: https://zenhabits.net/moody/

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