Easier said than done, right? Definitely true, and I’ve been a victim of it as well. Especially when you spend the weekend working and building up your energy is not so much the case. This is what I recommend writing to my exhausted self who was too lazy to wake up early today.
Think of what you want to accomplish
You don’t get motivation just by feeling motivated. You get motivated when you have a clear goal in mind, a goal you really want to go. If you didn’t reach it, you would lose the game of life. And you don’t want to lose in your own life – in the game where you set the rules, don’t you?
Manage your energy well
Pushing your hustle over the limits only one day, will result in lacking energy for the next day and probably the days after. You have to recover once you stretched it too much. Rather, find a moment to stop for the day, so you can continue with fresh eyes, a recovered body and a rested mind tomorrow. There’s no rush. “Build for the long term.”
Positive thoughts are the basis for moving forward
If you set your mind into negativity, you allow to let enter strangers into your house you wouldn’t want to have there. They may appear charming at first but will destroy your furniture, your kitchen, bedroom, heck, the whole house construction will suffer and your house eventually end in fire.
To say it in softer words:
Negativity is a blanket of thorns we use to try and shield us from the world. It never works, it never lasts, and it never satisfies. — Cory Miller on Twitter
The take-away from today: You only have a certain amount of energy, a certain amount of life time. Do you want see yourself nagging your nails in the corner out of frustration, or be the hero on stage proudly standing there because of what you accomplished? Hint: Negative thoughts won’t help you that much.
This was episode 16 of the #weekdaykickoff. Every Monday-Friday morning. Colombian time. Until episode 5 I also audio-recorded on Anchor, you can find me there as “Alexander Kluge”.