MLBD #10: I Don’t Feel Like It
Have you ever not wanted to do something? Maybe you didn’t want to get up in the morning or do your daily workout. The reason why we make ourselves go through the things we don’t want to do is to discipline our body. It will be difficult at first, but your when you learn to discipline the body, it will eventually surrender.
The key is to take the first step in spite of fear. Joe spoke about the steps he took to prepare for the Kokoro Seal Fit Challenge. Though it was an extremely difficult challenge to prepare for, he took small steps to prepare, including unpleasant activities like taking cold showers. He didn’t want to, but he knew he had to do so.
When you don’t want to take action, you may just hope that things will change. Hope is not an effective strategy. We have to consciously create our future. Ask yourself what you are looking to achieve in your life. You may not feel like taking action, but you must do it anyway. And when you do it, you will feel amazing!
Start by taking baby steps. Do one new thing each day. Little by little, you are disciplining your body to surrender into the new routine.
If you don’t have a role model or mentor, consider finding someone to look toward in different areas of your life. What are the disciplines that they have?
Try this: Draw a line down a page in a notebook. On the left-hand side, write down all the qualities of someone that you would not want to be like. On the right-hand side, write down the qualities that you would like to have and that you would want in a mentor. Start disciplining your body to build those same habits and belief systems. Over time, you will see that you have those same qualities as your role model, and you may even find yourself in a similar position.
Remember, when you can’t, you must!
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