Want to know a secret? I find blog posts very hard to write. I never quite know what to say, or how to say it, or if anyone’s going to read it, or if someone does, if they’re going to care. I know this is fear talking and I also know that this is all me and nothing to do with you. My brain is telling me that no one will care. My brain is telling me that no one will read it and so I don’t write it. It’s scary to go out on a limb when your brain is telling you it’s a terrible idea, and has come up with a million excuses as to why you definitely shouldn’t do it.
But yet here I am writing about how I don’t want to write this post. Seems kind of silly and ironic but it also feels right. One of the things the brilliant speaker Mel Robbins says is that you’re never going to feel motivated to do something difficult or something you don’t want to do. This is because we make most of our decisions based on our feelings. But the problem is, the perfect time never comes. You can sit there and wait for it like I’ve done for so many different things, including writing blog posts. But because I didn’t feel like it I never did it. Mel Robbins says the trick is just to do it anyway.
So here we are. Look at that– I wrote a blog post that I didn’t want to write. I didn’t feel like it, but knowing that there was nothing wrong with feeling like that helped tremendously. I’m proud of myself. Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to push myself to do next that will feel so good to get done.
What’s something you’ve been putting off because you don’t feel like doing it? Push yourself to do it anyway–you’ll be glad you did.