There is no other person in this world that knows you better than yourself. You know how you feel. Your thoughts are manifested through your personal experiences. That’s why we are all so unique. It’s also why many of us will never take the same path as someone else in life. It is actually more rare to see two separate people follow the same path in life.
Independent struggle and hopelessness are the greatest teachers you have in life.
Why? Feeling hopeless should remind you that laziness is not the answer. You do have control of how you handle a specific struggle or when you are lost. There is not a single difficult situation where laziness ever plays a good role. It will just resonate the negativity.
As of this past week or so I’ve just been in this weird funk. Unmotivated to really do anything to better myself. Binging on Netflix. Eating more than I should be eating. Not to mention the wrong things. Not doing my usual exercise routine. Not working on writing new music. This is the first time I have been writing in a long time. I just haven’t been myself. We all have times like this. You don’t feel like yourself once in a while.
What’s up with that. Why the funk? It seems like everyone else is doing fine and busy hustling all over the place. What happened to my energy?
When you feel overwhelmed and resort to laziness it is a sign for personal evaluation.
I’m guilty of fighting logic and think that being lazy and hopeless will fix itself with time, but it really comes down to choices. It’s easy to decide to watch Netflix. That takes zero effort. It’s easy to choose to eat tasty and unhealthy food. It’s easy to decide to do an activity that let’s you rest rather than react.
An easy life can be addicting, but it is definitely not rewarding.
Eventually all you have to show for it is memorized lines from The Office and a beer belly. There is nothing wrong with awesome punch lines from Dwight Schrute, but Dwight Schrute isn’t real. Your health is real. Your happiness is real. You need to invest in yourself and that takes effort and the right choices.
The right choices aren’t supposed to be easy ones. These are the choices that define you and separate you from everyone else. They help you get that new job. They allow you to do physical activities when you are retired some day.
Living a challenging life just feels damn good. It feels good when you are proud of your own story.
A challenging life doesn’t mean one of poverty or unfortunate events. It means that you decide to aim for a better life. To constantly aim for a greater version of yourself. What you choose to do each day is a direct reflection of who you want to be.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt
So what are your choices today? Will you choose to fight the good fight? Nothing quite like a good daily battle for your own future.