Things Seems Worse From A Distance

I’ve had experiences lately where I have not wanted to do things. Practicing yoga, teaching yoga, going to work, eating healthy, calling someone, doing my taxes, cleaning up, etc. Normally I don’t need a lot of motivation to do thing, but the past few weeks have been an exception.

Reflecting on this experience I find that things often appear to be far worse from a distance. That is to say, they seem to take more effort, work, time, etc. It’s like a little kid inside of my throwing a little tantrum saying “I don’t want to do this!!!!”.

In all of these cases, I’ve done the thing anyway, and have been happy I did. The tasks were never as arduous as I thought they would be. In all cases I learned something from the experience and ended up having a better day as a result.

I guess the lesson here is that sometimes when you don’t feel like doing something, and are half-committed and waffling abut, just committing and doing it anyway is the exact right thing to do.

Published by Ravi Raman

Executive Coach + Yogi + Endurance Athlete

One reply on “Things Seems Worse From A Distance”

  1. “Motivation is in the doing”: Zig Zigler (Success for Dummies)

    I can relate to what you are saying.

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