Don’t Dread, Just Do!

November 11, 2012

“Ughhhh I am so not ready for this week.”

“Is the weekend seriously already over?!”

“I have SO much to do this week, I just don’t think I can handle it.”

“Have you seen my to-do list?!?”

WAH WAH WAH.

Complaining. Dreading. Talking and not doing. We are ALL good at it.

One of my favorite quotes goes like this:

“If you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have time to do something about it.” –Anthony J. D’Angelo

The truth is, when you actually start attacking the things on your to-do list instead of worrying about them, talking about them and dreading them, they are not nearly as awful as you talked them up and imagined them to be!

Dreading tasks allows your brain to take a situation, add a few “what-if’s” to it, pump up the anxiety and WA LA- it suddenly seems impossible!

So, naturally, you procrastinate doing the inevitable. You push back doing what you have to do because you spend so much time mentally HATING what is coming up!

For example, I know everyone has gone to the gym when they have been dreading working out all day.

The energy just isn’t there. Work made for a long day and the last thing you want to do is run on a treadmill.

However, you push through it. You suit up, drink your water and some how plant yourself on the treadmill.

An hour later, you feel like you can climb a mountain! Your energy is up, you feel refreshed and thankful that you pushed past the dread and did what you knew you needed to do anyway!

Let me encourage you this week to attack your to-do list with excitement and determination rather than dread and discouragement.

You CAN do it!!!

And you will!

And your to-do list will get smaller.

 And your worries will be fewer.

So, don’t dread. Just do. The rest will take care of itself





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