So it’s just past 10pm as I sit down to write this… I’ve got a little under 6 hours before I’m getting up again…
From the beginning of 2016, I decided that I’m going to write a post for Aggressive Evolution every weekday, sharing some brief thought or lesson learned from the day.
But, tonight I’ve been putting off doing my writing for the past few hours.
It wasn’t the best day, and my mind is feeling fried, and all over the place.
A plethora of perfectly acceptable excuses came rushing into my mind as to why I should just go to sleep now and give it a miss for today:
“I can make up for it on this weekend”
“I won’t be able to write anything decent while my mind is all over the place like this…”
“You don’t want to miss out on sleep, you’re trying to stay on top of it, remember?”
Plenty more came too…
However tonight, those excuses don’t matter.
Because despite all those reasons, I can see that if I did decide to give today a miss, then I’m one, now more susceptible to do it again in the future on another day where I’m not quite feeling it (remember, one concession may as well be ten)…
And two, it’s going to cause more unhappiness than whatever benefits I derive from skipping the writing for the day.
Sure, I might miss out on some sleep…
But having that feeling of not doing something you said you would in the back of your mind?
That’s worse. That’ll cause more fatigue than the sleep I’ll miss out on…
As I sat here, I remembered a video I saw from Joe Rogan a while back.
“Be the hero of your own movie.” He says.
Well, what would the hero of your movie do right now, in this situation?
He’d sit down and write.
He’d follow through with the work he knows he needs to do.
It’s probably not going to be perfect, it’s definitely not going to be the best work I’ve produced, where the juices are flowing, I’m fully engaged and lose track of time…
But this is what needs to be done.
I don’t feel like it.
I don’t know what I’m going to write about.
Fuckin’ do it anyway.
What about you?
What would the hero of your story do, today?
Ryan “Get It Dun” Kuchel