During one winter morning I woke up feeling pretty off key. The last thing I wanted to do was get up.
Years ago and especially in my teen years I would have been far more inclined to call it, roll over and close my eyes again before even trying.
There is far less of that now…
Because I know that those initial ‘give up feelings’ as I wake up are going to weaken as I move + I also know that I cannot directly develop my potential through oversleeping!
Check this from Reynolds…
“The mature human being goes about doing what needs to be done regardless of whether that person feels great or terrible. Knowing that you are the kind of person with that kind of self-control brings all the satisfaction and confidence you will ever need. Even on days when the satisfaction and confidence just aren’t there, you can get the job done anyway.”
Reynolds goes a bit further by saying in his book “Constructive Living.”
1. “Feelings are uncontrollable directly by the will.
2. Feelings must be recognized and accepted as they are.
3. Every feeling, however unpleasant, has its uses.
4. Feelings fade in time unless they are restimulated.
5. Feelings can be directly influenced by behavior.”
As Reynolds goes on to say…
“Now what needs to be done.”
An epic question on your continuous path of potential.