I got sick a few weeks ago. Like really sick. My nose was broken when I was a teenager, and I never got it fixed, so any time I get a little sinus thing…it just goes crazy and I’m bedridden for like 7 days straight.
Before I got sick I was on a great workout routine. I’d take my dog on a really tough walk through the hills around my house for a couple miles, then come home and do a bunch of bodyweight stuff like pull-ups and whatnot.
And then I got sick, and didn’t work out for like 10 days.
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Every time after that I’d walk by my pull up bar, a thought would enter the back of my head:
“What’s the point? You already stopped. No reason to try.”
And I let this voice win. I didn’t try. More days kept passing where I didn’t exercise, and I felt awful about it, but the longer I kept it up – the more pointless it felt to try.
And then, by accident one day, I grabbed the pull up bar when I was walking by, and just like that I did one… and another… and another… (No, I wasn’t listening to DJ Khaled either 😉 )
With each pull up I could feel a fire building in me.
I was PISSED at that voice that had been keeping me down all those days.
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It was so simple: Just ONE pull up broke the cycle.
With that one pull up, I realized that it WAS worth it to try. It WAS worth it to get back in the groove.
The same thing applies to business.
It’s easy to feel defeated if you have even one bad or slow day. If you have a bunch in a row – it’s even easier.
The thoughts will start to creep in like,
“What’s the point? Is it even worth it? Why try?”
There’s only one thing that shuts those thoughts up and gets you back on track:
Joseph Conrad said it best:
“Action is the enemy of thought.”
But it starts with one.
And even if one is all you can handle – that’s alright.
You’ll grow with time.
But start right now. Seriously. What are you still doing here? 😉
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