Note to future self…
Sometimes doing stuff sucks. I have goals that I’ve set for myself and more importantly systems that I’ve built that I am now committed to maintain. A lot of days I don’t feel like doing shit and it sucks because I still have to show up.
This made me think – could you build a mental hook that serves as a reminder/anchor during those tough days? I did some research/thinking and the best thing I could come up is this idea of accepting and committing.
This is actually a form of psychological therapy but I think it can be useful for what I need. My interpretation of it is that we should:
a) Accept difficult situations and not avoid them (stoic)
b) Commit to following through with a specific action that’s in service of your broader goals
I think that that last point really matters because it’s what helps you establish certain perspective.
When things start to get tough think about how can:
- Accept the situation
- Commit to taking action in service of your broader goal
Now back to work…