Somewhere over the course of today my words got lost. I’m not sure where they are hiding or how I’ll find them. All I know is that today I plan to stick to my commitment that as a writer I will write 1000 words a day. And the words are gone.
Naturally, with my words having run away the last thing I want to do is write 1000 of them but this is a good lesson in life. For the most part we don’t get to do just what we’d like. Even the noblest dreams involve moments, hours, days, and weeks where we just don’t feel like it. We don’t want to log another mile when preparing for a marathon. We don’t want to pack a suitcase before a big trip. We don’t want to stay up writing the final paper. But we DO want to cross the finish line. We DO want to check Australia off our bucket list. We DO want to finish our degree.
For every wonderful aspiration, there are hundreds of “I don’t feel like it” moments. One of the best lessons in life is to learn how to push through the “I don’t feel like it” and to just get going.