I’ve found that one of the hardest things for me to grasp is self-discipline. The follow through of anything I start. I’ll create a list of things I want to do, it always varies from different things. I have lists for different things I want to get done around the house, fitness/nutrition goals, etc. Once I have one drafted I look down at my work and feel extremely motivated. Yes, this is it. I’m going to get through this and move on to the next item. It’s such a great feeling up until it’s time for me to follow through. I’ll start with the first thing on the list which is usually the easiest, but as soon as I’m finished I get distracted or bored. I’ll then fall back into my old routine of procrastination. But is it really procrastination if you don’t even complete the task? No, it’s just being extremely lazy. So, my question is, how do you get out of that rut? I guess the easy answer is you push yourself. You make yourself do it even if you don’t want to. Committing to something has always been one of the hardest things for me to do.
I find myself wanting to be this person I know I have inside of myself. Someone who I easily could be if I just climbed out of this hole. Instead, I sit here stuck in this in-between zone of the person I used to be and the person I want to be. I’m just trapped in my comfort zone. There are so many goals I want to accomplish but instead I find that I’m content with just writing them down rather than chasing them.
What do I do to change my mindset? Where do I find my motivation? These questions are exactly why I started this blog. I figured that if I just documented everything I’ve tried, every hurdle, and everything else in between that maybe in the midst of it I’d find myself. I know that it’s a lot harder now to speak on not knowing where you want to go in life or who you are. Here’s a question for you, the reader. Who is it that you want to be? I just want to clarify that it’s not just what you want to do in life. I truly mean what type of person do you want to be? That type of person is what’s going to shape you for the rest of your life and it’s going to push you in the direction you need to go professionally or socially. So, I’ll take the first step in putting myself out there, just in case someone else may be having the same issues. Even if no one relates to this it’ll help me. But Can I Live will feature some of my peers who are doing amazing things and shine a little light on their journeys, I will document all of the different things I’m trying to lead myself down the right path, 60 day reboots to help anyone get started, and so much more.