Did you know that you can deduce how much money someone earns by asking them a simple question?
You can, in fact, deduce a lot about them, about their principles, ethics, dreams, and goals.
What is that question?
Well, it’s simple.
“Do you believe in work-life balance?”
If it takes you less than 10 seconds to have a negative emotional reaction to what I am implying here, stop and think about why.
If you feel the need to say, “Yeah, but…” you should also stop for a minute and ask yourself if life’s a balancing act or not, and if going through life as if walking on tightrope is the only available option.
To be honest, I do not want to write this post. At least, not right now. I just don’t feel like writing anything at all.
In other words, I do not feel motivated to punch those damn keys.
But I have to.
Not in the sense that there’s someone holding a gun to my head. No.
I have to because I promised myself that I am going to do it. I have to because I made a commitment to write a new blog post every single day.
And, yes, right now, I don’t feel like it.
Before writing these words, I spend a few hours going through draft after draft, trying to figure out which post to finish writing. I didn’t feel like it. I’ve lost focus at least a dozen times, which translates into me wasting 10-15 minutes of my time going through e-mails or replying to comments.
But the truth is that motivation does not work like that. The truth is motivation’s just this word people keep throwing around when they don’t want to do something.