I Don’t Feel Like It and You Can’t Make Me!

I feel like Seth Godin wrote today’s post “I Don’t Feel Like It” just for me.  For a while now, I seem to have been either fighting myself or holding myself back.  And whenever I stop to question what the hell it is I’m doing (or in this case NOT doing) I find myself falling back on the “I don’t feel like it” whine.

All I can say is NO MORE!

We’re going to tell a new story now.

I don’t feel like it

What’s it?

Why do you need to feel like something in order to do the work? They call it work because it’s difficult, not because it’s something you need to feel like.

Very few people wake up in the morning and feel like taking big risks or feel like digging deep for something that has eluded them. People don’t usually feel like pushing themselves harder than they’ve pushed before or having conversations that might be uncomfortable.

Of course, your feelings are irrelevant to whether or not the market expects great work. Do the work. Ignore the feelings part and the work will follow.

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Feel Like It and You Can’t Make Me!

  1. Brie

    I wish that I didn't, but I SOOOOOO know this feeling. Sometimes it's such a struggle to move beyond it, but when I do it's generally worth it so I just try to remember the feeling of accomplishment and that usually helps me move out of that rut.

  2. Katy Tafoya

    You know, dork that I am, I never bothered to think about how I'd feel when I actually accomplished something. I was just getting bogged down by the “I don't wanna” part. I've found that I have to go back to using a list of things to do. Seems to be the only way I can remain focused.

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