Do The Work

My days tumble into each other. Writing, knitting, cooking, appointments, homeschooling, and attempting to still remain sane. It’s a lot to handle. I do it because I have to. But, I also do it because I want to.

I love the hustle. I’ve never been much for sitting around. I don’t watch movies with out working. I don’t go anywhere with out bringing something that needs done. It’s part of who I am. Growing up as the oldest of ten children means that I learned to hustle pretty early on. I’m grateful for that.

Sometimes I would love to rest more, but overall I am so thankful that I can, do, and usually enjoy the hustle. Yes, motivation can be a problem. Just push past it. I know it’s not easy, but you can do it.

I had a young girl contact me last night. She needed help loosing weight, becoming a healthy person, and handling the thoughts that come with having a lifelong disease. I talked to her for a while. I told her what worked for me, and what didn’t. Mostly I just kept telling her “You can do this. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it when you don’t feel like this everyday”

I’ve never had a problem with hard work. I’m disciplined, and stubborn. The problem that I have always had with everything I hustle for is fighting my thoughts. It is the biggest battle I’ve ever fought, and I don’t always win.

But, I get back up. I keep going. I keep moving. Telling yourself you can do something can be harder than actually doing it. We create doubt with our thoughts. We decide that we aren’t able to do something before we even try. We know that it’s going to cost us something. It always does. But friend, it is worth it.

You want to work for that job. You want to work for a healthy body. You want to work for a home, or new car, or even that new book. You want to work for your art. You want to do the things you dream of, or you wouldn’t be dreaming of them. You wouldn’t be researching, or talking about it, or leaning into every little thing you hear about it. You want the things you dream of.

What you don’t always want to do is the actual work. You have to do the work. Without the work you will not get to live those dreams you have kept inside for so long. It is worth it. Do it. You can, even if you don’t believe you can. I believe you can. I believe you can do the work, live the dreams, and be happy. But you have to believe it enough to do it. Take a deep breath, dive in, and just do it. One step at a time, one foot in front of the other. Do it. You won’t regret it.

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