Sometimes, I don’t feel inspired.
Sometimes I don’t feel like writing my weekly blog post, doing my daily work out, working on the back end of my business or writing new copy for my website.
You get the picture.
Sometimes, working on my goals is the last thing I want to do. And, if I’m being totally honest, sometimes, I don’t want to do the thought work to change my feeling. (Although it’s really good to know I can)
Sometimes I literally throw a bit of a temper tantrum in my head. I want to always feel inspired to do my work!!!! I don't want to and I shouldn't have to manufacture emotion!!!! After all, If I’m following the right path I should feel inspired all of the time!!!!!
For many years I waited for inspiration to strike me before I began to pursue all of the goals, dreams and desires I had inside of me.
I wanted to choose the right one. I thought I should feel this over whelming inspiration to begin and that it would greet me every morning to keep going. I didn't feel it, so I didn't choose anything.
I waited.....and waited....and waited.
I waited a very long time.
Until I learned the truth.
You see darling....
All of the dreams, goals and desires you have are there for a reason, you are meant to pursue each and everyone of them. It is imperative that you do. The world depends on it. There may not be a right one, so, just choose one and begin.
Unfortunately , you aren't always going to feel inspired.
It itsn’t always supposed to flow and that doesn’t mean you’ve chosen wrong, to the contrary, weathering the storm helps you become who you were meant to be.
You aren’t always supposed to be happy and things aren’t always supposed to be easy.
(Damn, I wish I would have been told this a long time ago!)
I thought, that if you were pursing the right goal that things just worked and that’s how you knew it was the right thing. I was so naive.
Now, sometimes things do fall into place but, at the risk of sounding pessimistic (totally foreign to me) a lot of times they don’t. You have to work for what you want.
You will fail in pursuit of your dreams. You should expect it and have a plan in place for it.
What are you going to do when you aren’t feeling inspired?
What are you going to do when you don’t get the contract?
How are you going to react?
Are you going to stop and look for another goal? Or are you going to pull yourself up by your boot straps and keep going.
Are you going to drown your sorrows in a cupcake or are you going to pour yourself a cup of coffee and and figure out another way to get what you want.
Are you going to put your work off because you just don't feel like it today? Or are you going to double down and get to work!
Don’t wait for inspiration to strike.
Show up and do the work, even when you don't feel like it.
Inspiration is icing on the cake, if you can get it great! But don’t wait for it to go after your dreams, cause darling, you could be waiting years and what you have to offer the world is way to important for that.
So, this morning when I didn't feel like writing a blog post I allowed myself a little inner temper tantrum and then I poured myself a cup of coffee in my favorite mug, doubled down and I wrote this for you. I hope you like it and I hope it's what one of you needed to hear. xoxo