There are times in our lives where we have to push ourselves to get things done. Our normal tendency is to procrastinate until the very last minute. Naturally, we are lazy. We do things in order of importance. We don’t like being told what we have to do. We usually know what needs to be done. Personally, I don’t like going to the dentist. However, I know I need to go, but I postpone my dental appointments. I do not like the pain that is associated with dental exams, let alone prostate examinations(ouch!).
I have noticed that the things that are important are usually the ones that get the least attention. Have you ever had to make a business call but came up with every conceivable excuse not to make the call? Making phone calls can be painful if you are not someone who likes talking on the phone. Wouldn’t it be great to look like an athlete without going to the gym? Of course it would. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. You must go to the gym and work out.
We have to push ourselves to get things done. I am learning that it is what you do or don’t do daily that determines your success or failure in life. When we were young children, our parents had to push us to get up early for school. They also pushed us to take baths. As adults, no one is going to push us to go to work or take baths! No one is going to push us to go to the dentist or the doctor. By the way, I really hate doing laundry(I’m drying sheets as I write this). I know my clothes need to be cleaned so I pushed myself to get the laundry done.
In conclusion, you have to push yourself daily. There is a satisfaction in getting things done and a dissatisfaction in not getting things done. Pushing yourself gives you a sense of accomplishment. We all want life with no regrets, and peace without consequences. We may not get everything we want done, but we can do the things that matter most. Push yourself.