There have been many times in the last year after I started my daily blogging where I have told myself,
”I can’t do it, I can’t write my blog today because other pressing matters are consuming my attention. I don’t have the inspiration or the time to write something meaningful and of value for my readers.”
Whenever I go through this mental tug of war between can do it and can’t do it, I remind myself thus.
“Every time I tell myself that I can’t do something, I am kidding myself with an excuse. The truth of the matter is that I am simply choosing not to do something because it’s not a priority for me. If something were a priority and significant for me, I would find a way to do it.”
For the right incentive, we are all prepared to do anything.
Someone offers you a hundred dollars to wake up at 5 am and run for an hour, would you do it? I bet you would.
The doctors tell you that you will in one year die if you don’t stop smoking and exercising every day. Would you quit smoking and become more active? Most certainly, you would.
So if you ever find yourself saying I can’t do it, remember, it’s not because you have some incapability or some significant constraint. It’s only because the motivation or incentive is not strong enough and you are choosing to not do it.
If something is a true priority, you will not cede your personal power to excuses. You will do what you have to do.
Since blogging every day is a commitment I have given myself, I choose to write even if I feel like I don’t have the time or I can’t do it. No excuses.
If it’s is important for you will find a way to do it. If not, you will find an excuse. The choice is yours to make.