This is a movement. A movement to rock people out of their comfy routine. Something to force discomfort into their lives.
It’s called “Do Something You Hate Tuesdays”.
Let’s be honest, Tuesdays are the worst day of the week. You don’t have the end-of-the-week joy of a Thursday or Friday or the “sigh…we’re halfway there” feeling of a Wednesday. You don’t even have the self-righteous “It’s Monday, I’m mad, and YOU’RE going to hear about it!” Tuesdays are just…there. They just exist.
So for the last month, I have done something special on Tuesdays. I have pledged to “do something I hate.”
For me its track workouts, bear crawls, and stadium stairs. The more mind numbing and physically exhausting, the better! These workouts are boring, brutal, and very VERY painful. By the end of the workout I’m usually drenched in sweat, limping around like John Wayne, and muttering “$*** that was ****ing hard.”
So stop looking for one. You aren’t going to find it. Don’t let pain be an excuse. Let pain be a motivating factor.
My goal is to write every single day. This could be a paragraph or this could be 2000 words. I want to develop a routine that promotes writing and to send my writing out to the world.
The last part is particularly difficult for me.
It is painful to hit publish every time I write a blog.
Sharing my thoughts has always been a road block.
The resistance starts. “You’re not special. Why would anyone care what you have to say?”
LIMITING BELIEFS: Beliefs that are holding you back. The resistance to your goals.
Accomplishing goals is a painful process because it is uncomfortableto break free from limiting beliefs.
“You won’t ever be skinny so why even try?” “You aren’t smart enough to get a master’s degree.” “You aren’t musically talented enough to play guitar.” “You’re not good at small talk so you shouldn’t go to the party.”
You have become so used to these beliefs that changing them can seem excruciating.
Luckily, these are ONLY beliefs. These are not reality. You can choose to believe them or you can choose to defeat them. You get to choose what you believe.
Set a routine. Be consistent towards accomplishing your goal. Fight the resistance when it rears its ugly head.
Eventually those limiting beliefs start to fade.
And it gets easier and easier to hit…publish.
Thanks for reading. Happy Friday! I wish everyone the best of luck and remember to enjoy the journey of accomplishing your goals not just the goal itself.
I am now 29. Yesterday was my first birthday where I thought “29 does sound sorta…grown up.” That thought worried me for about 2 seconds, but then out of the corner of my eye I saw a shiny object and thus went about living my childish existence.
After consuming half a cake, my wife asked me a simple question “what are your goals for year 29?”
I paused, thought about it for a second, and maybe it was the massive amount of sugar from the cake, but I honestly had no answer. Is this where I’m at now? Am I a dude with no goals???? That can’t be true!
So I spent the morning writing an answer to this question:
First goal as per usual = get outside as much as possible. I had an amazing morning recently running up two of the best trails near Roanoke Virginia. (Seriously, if you wanna experience some of the best views the Appalachian Trail has to offer, hike up McCaffee Knob and the Dragon’s Tooth)