There’s a secret that only the highest performers know…You have the power to decide how you feel and what you are willing to do. It’s that simple
Believe it or not, everyone’s been there. Do you really think that Michael Jordan woke up every single day since high school and said to himself “Yes! I get to go and shoot 1000 free throws today! And then, I get to practice dribbling”. Did Elon Musk always leap from bed in the morning and said “Alright! Now I’m gonna get to inventing electric cars, houses, and maybe if there’s time left, a reusable spaceship”!
I am fairly confident in saying they did not. They did, however, put their feelings aside and just did what needed to be done. You see, you really do get to decide how you feel about something or someone. If you are hell bent on avoiding exercise because you think it’s hard, you assuredly will. Or, if you know that exercise is hard, but necessary to change the way you look and feel about yourself, you will “embrace the suck” and will strap your sneakers on and get to it.
And you know what? You will always feel good after you’ve accomplished something that sucks.
Always. That’s what success feel like. Conquering fear. Conquering discomfort. Conquering yourself. Making yourself uncomfortable. Embrace the suck.
Believe it or not, if you have a bad night’s sleep, you can make a conscious decision to be a tired, miserable bastard, or to try your best to be happy and make the most of it. You really do have the power to make a decision about how you feel about just about anything.
Ever watch a kid fall down at a playground? They look around first. If mom’s watching, they’ll cry and scream and feel pain. If mom’s not, they’ll check out their injury, get up, and go right back to playing again. They decided that fun was more important than being comforted.
If it’s good enough for a kid, it’s good enough for you.
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