Around the ‘net, I am the queen of designing your best life and career using practical strategies and accessible mindset techniques.
This morning at the coworking space, I was the queen of the sullen glare over my coffee cup.
Confession: I didn’t want to write my blog today.
I had some ideas written down like letting go of identities/stories that don’t serve you or how to write a cover letter that doesn’t suck. None of the topics were gelling even after I did my morning journaling.
Why? I woke up with a litany of aches, complaints, and whines. Nothing major, just that ennui that can set in on a Wednesday morning after a night of poor sleep and sciatic pain. It just made me really want to turn off the laptop and watch TV in bed today. And I might do that for a little bit.
But only after I write this blog.
Creating daily content is one of the commitments that I have made to myself. Writing is fuel for my soul. This is actually stuff that I enjoy… but Merciful Zeus, some mornings, not even a gallon of coffee feels like it is going to wake me up.
Before someone counsels me about my work habits, I have proper breaks, I only work part-time, and I spend most of the year traveling the world. I even indulged last Friday at a Bulgarian spa so I have my self-care on point.
I am all about the mindset work, but…
It doesn’t mean that you don’t wake up feeling ‘blah’ sometimes. It’s normal, it’s healthy, and even the most Namaste life coach has dealt with it.
I will give you the advice that I gave to myself today: PULL ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTS AND DO THE THING.
I say this because I know these feels. DEEPLY.
During the writing of this blog, I found myself derailed by a few fires from having to book a ticket before this random European holiday rockets the prices up, figure out a train schedule, and discovered that my favorite social media tool has crapped out before the big launch of my Unknown to Hired Challenge… all while the coworking space wifi has been hit and miss. And my laptop battery died. OH JOY.
Its minor stuff, but this the minor BS that keeps you from taking that intention, direct action that leads to accomplishing your goals. A bad five minutes leads to a bad hour which leads to a bad day and so on and so forth until you wake up a year later wondering when you are actually going to DO THE THING that you said you would.
What is the cure?
If nothing is actually wrong, but you just don’t feel like taking the action that leads to you achieving your dream…
YOU GOTTA BUCK UP, BUDDY!
Giddy up and go, cowboy, because the only way that you get over the blahs is to push through them.
I put out the fires and got back to this blog because I made that commitment to myself. If I don’t make sure to do my daily content, you might not notice, my gentle social media reader, but I will and more importantly, my subconscious will notice. You get confidence by doing, you gain faith in yourself by believing in yourself, it’s hard to believe in yourself if you can’t keep a promise to yourself. It doesn’t matter if the goal is to drink more water or to find a new job, you have to take action to get the results that you want.
No one pops out of the earth an Elon Musk, an Oprah, or a JK Rowling. Each one of them has taken direct actions to get to where they wanted to go. Writers have to write to finish a book. Job seekers have to do send in their resume to get a job. Your daily actions will change as your goals evolve, yet consistency will always be important.
It doesn’t matter if you are a creative and the muse isn’t with you. If you want to court your muse, flow, whatever you want to call it, you have to show up consistently so inspiration can find you. This is the same for any pursuit.
You aren’t just taking action. You’re building up muscle memory, proving to yourself that you keep your promises, all the while you are keeping your focus sharp on the project/goal/dream. It doesn’t matter if it is just 10 minutes a day and you just knock off one intentional action off the list, you are still making progress. Don’t forget to prioritize between a ‘need to do’ and a ‘want to do’ because the busy work is what burns you out! Understand which are the intentional actions that you need to take to achieve your goal and then do them.
We all have that one thing that we are avoiding, that action that we need to take to get the result that we want whether that it a fitness class, a phone call, or a blog entry.
My hope is that today, you take aligned action to bring you one step closer to your goals!