I posted this on Facebook on January 31, 2019, “I reached my goal for the 2nd year in a row. I ran every day, 3 miles, 5 days a week to equal 783 miles this year.
Last year I also ran 783 miles that equals 1566 miles!” There were a number of people who thought this was amazing; one person said how disciplined I was.
Here’s the thing, I don’t wake up each day and do things because I want to or because I necessarily feel like it. I don’t exercise and eat right because I want to. I don’t run in the fog, wind, rain, and hail because I feel like it; no it’s not like that at all. I do what I do whether I want to or feel like it. I do this because ultimately I DO want to feel a certain way and get a certain outcome. I want to feel connected and fulfilled.
A friend does yoga at 4:45 each day. He doesn't do it because he loves yoga; he does it so his back won't hurt. I do what I do so I won't feel yucky physically, emotionally, or mentally.
If we were able to ask every person who goes to a gym if they enjoy it, how many people do you think would say they absolutely love going to work out? I'm pretty sure the majority of people would say they go not because of the joy of it, but because of the results they get.
I know what I want in life, and I know to get it I have to do things whether I want to or feel like it. For me, it’s about seeing the outcome up ahead and working toward it. This equates to reaching my goals – whether it’s getting a degree when I’m 60, writing books, or being healthy.
Getting what you actually want is worth putting aside how you feel for a time because getting what you really want is one of the best feelings there is to have. Reaching goals and making dreams come true is fabulous!
What do you really want in life? Whatever it is don't wait until you feel like doing it or want to do it.
Just Do IT!
Here’s to 2020 and making dreams a reality!