The Best Advice [for productivity and confidence]

Few years ago one of the best advices on work, I was ever offered, was

Do it whether you feel like it or not.

Gasp!

Do it whether I feel like it or not?  (regarding the work where I am self employed) Should’t I feel like it? Shouldn’t all be easy and just flow?

Naturally, to get some things in life, like everyone else,  I did stuff,  whether I felt like it or not. After all: when you started college, you better graduate. After all: to make a living, you do parts of the job that you don’t enjoy that much. You want to be a responsible adult so lots of things got done.

But certain things were always left undone. Not looked at.  Especially the creative ones.

As I took the advice and pushed through, decided, scheduled, committed,  assigned time windows to it, and deadlines even if only with myself – I saw what’s on the other side.

Doing the work “Whether you feel like it or not” brings amazing rewards, my friends.  The reward is a surprise. I was reminded that the discipline is magic. Discipline allows freedom and flexibility

Scheduling work and doing it whether I …  allows for spontaneity. Later.

“Effort is luxury.” wrote years ago Ortega y Gasset

All things worthwhile require effort. How often we forget about this? No need for rewards because we have done the work. The work itself is the reward. Waiting for a moment when you feel like it – to do the creative work (or even to clean your home) – you are setting yourself for lots of disappointment… with yourself.

All it takes is 7 days of doing the things you promised yourself you will do, whether you feel like it or not. Forget 21 days. After 7, or less, you will be hooked. 

Joanna Zajusz

My goal is to serve clients GENEROUSLY; to create a transformative, ILLUMINATING coaching journey, for women and men ready to reclaim their POWER and the POSSIBILITIES ahead. Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Life coach with a no-nonsense approach to energy healing and deep inner work. My work is inspired by Brooke Castillo, Tony Robbins / Cloe Madanes, Caroline Myss,PhD, Margaret Moore (Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard), A Course in Miracles, Hermeticism, and Yoga. Certified Mind Body Wellness Coach, Master of Art and Education from the University of Silesia, in Poland.