“The harder you are on yourself, the easier life is on you. Or, as they say in the Navy Seals, the more you sweat in peacetime, the less you bleed in war“, – writes S.Chandler in his book. Words, made of gold.
As I’ve read long time ago – do a little bit more that you can do. As other things, I was carrying this in my head, and waiting for a magical day to use it. This week I’m feeling like a teenager girl, who is discovering obvious things, who knows that she had everything in her mind all the time, and who doesn’t understand, WHY this hadn’t been used.
I’ve started this strange 100 ways to be motivate yourself blog to make a challenge for me and to learn to be happy. It has passed just 6 days since it started and I already feel some improvement. I have to admit, that I’m not thinking about previous steps everyday, but I started to be more positive and to be able to control my thoughts and emotions more. I am even motivating myself better. It seems, that my eyes are seeing world from different light. I look at this carefully, I don’t want this to be a temporal recovery and to fall down again, but some things are already SO different. The things which had to be changed, are being changed step by step, and the things which I considered real (like my feelings, wishes, important persons, hopes)- are still staying.
The first steps were like creating concept of me, realize who am I and whom I have, and, finally, this one is like an action for what to do to realize those steps.
So, what does it mean learn to sweat in peace? I understand it like don’t pandering to myself when I have to do something, but I don’t want. I have to push myself and do, but do not exact amount, but more. For later to be easier. If I am hard on me, nobody will be harder, so it’s going to be easier. It can be adapted to everything – studies, work, self motivation, relationships with people and with myself.
Lately I felt like I’m being soft on me, what wasn’t like this when I was a kid. Why do so many things change since we become adults?
So, what I’m going to do since today?
- Prepare the time schedule for me, for everyday. I was taught to do that, and sometimes I did, but somehow it wasn’t working.
- Study more and more carefully.
- Waste less time in internet.
- I will control my mind and actions, not vice versa.
- I will sweat in peace.
So, now I’m going to make on more huge mug of coffee, open first text for tomorrow’s middle term exam and study carefully. When I finish the first one, I will start with the second one. And until the end. Even it will be the midnight. I’m wishing luck to myself!
Watch what it does to your motivation going into the “real” challenge.