Last year I did a post called “Power through the bad days“. In it I outlined the importance of pushing yourself to do something when you don’t feel like it. I know personally how important it is to do that.
I set myself a goal last May to publish something at least once a day on this blog. Somehow, through some crazy miracle and some determination I have managed to do it. Did I feel like doing it every single day? Hell no! Definitely not. Somedays it’s been a real struggle and it was those days that I remembered that I need to power through it. It would have been very easy for me to have thought “Ah bugger it, it doesn’t matter. I’ll post two things tomorrow.” but I didn’t. Yes, the quality of my work might not have been as good as it should have been on those days but at least I showed myself that I was capable of pushing myself should I need to.
This doesn’t translate to everything in life. It’s more aimed at challenges and daily habits we all try form occasionally. If we gently push ourselves it’s good for us. Sometimes we do need it to do the stuff we should be doing, even if we don’t want to.