We all fall off the horse once in a while. You committed to something with the best intentions, you even started strong, but now it’s been weeks since you did anything about it.
This is a critical time. There are two ways this can typically go. Either you can let your commitment continue to fade, dying a quiet (but potentially guilt-ridden) death, or you can recommit and get back on that horse.
I’ve found the best way to recommit to something is to reconnect with your “why.” Why did you think this was an important commitment in the first place? Do you still feel that way? Can you put yourself back in the mindset that made you commit?
If you can’t find that why, or it isn’t strong enough anymore, don’t just opt for the slow quiet death. A much better strategy is to consciously decide to let the commitment end. Free yourself. Let go. Don’t drag the guilt around any longer than you already have.
Either get back on that horse, or decide that horse riding isn’t for you. Either way, you’re in control.
We settled in to Portland and biked all over town. Scott & Chelsea visited in Mexico.
The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.