Work is glamorized these days.
We make idols out of those who “work hard”.
Being busy, tired, and burnt out is often seen as a badge of pride.
Yet so many of us struggle to put in the work.
Sure, some of us are work horses.
We’re on fire.
We show up, day after day.
We do the work.
Some of us, however, don’t feel like this at all.
We struggle to find drive.
To find a sense of motivation.
To keep going.
To keep showing up.
It’s almost like we don’t care.
And we can beat ourselves up
We see how easy it seems for others to show up and put in the work.
But we’re not like that.
For those of us struggling, it’s easy to feel discouraged.
You might feel like this at times, or even most of the time.
That’s totally cool.
Have you ever considered if you’re not the problem?
Have you ever asked what might be at the root of your aversion to putting in the work?
Have you ever stepped back and asked, “what exactly am I working for?”
“What’s the outcome I’m seeking to optimize?”
What does that look like?
What value does that bring to your life?
How do other outcomes play a role in that pursuit?
Remember that your goals are yours and yours alone.
Based on your needs.
Why do you want what you want?
Remember that you are complex.
You can have competing wants and desires.
You can change your mind.
You can pivot.
Your only commitment is to yourself.
Ask always “why”, even to your own beliefs.
Pursue the best life.
Your best life.
You are worthy of that.
You’ve got this.