This morning I didn't feel like doing anything. I guess it was a combination of exhaustion from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night. I couldn't motivate myself to do anything important, which is a rare occurrence for me. I just felt completely discouraged and defeated. I started over thinking things and doubting myself, and wondering whether anything I do is worthwhile.
When I caught myself doing that, I brought my focus back to the present. I remembered that happiness is allowing myself to be perfectly OK with ‘what is,’ rather than wishing for and worrying about ‘what is not.’ ‘What is’ is what’s supposed to be, or it would not be.
When we feel discouraged and defeated, typically our first instinct is to look outside of ourselves for someone or something to blame. Your life is your responsibility. While you can’t always change what’s outside of you, you can certainly change your perception of it. And the funny thing is, when you change the way you look at things, the things themselves change, which paves the way for positive action.
Guess what? I finally chose not to let the day go down before I do my training routine because if I did, tomorrow's regrets would be waiting to chew me up. I am going to bed a happy man. I know some of you feel the same way from time to time, maybe more often than you’d like to admit. That’s OK. We all do. We aren't machines, constantly charged up and ready to fire on all cylinders. We are human, which means we falter, we doubt, and we feel pain sometimes.