Wednesday, September 5, 2018

25 of 58 for 58: Do It Only if It Excites You

We have choices. We have options and opportunities. These outweigh the sum total of our obligations.

These “musts” seem to fill our lives. Sometimes, they overwhelm us to the point we cannot see beyond them.

But we can. And we encounter possibilities that excite us. Let’s choose them.

If they don’t excite us, why should we bother? We’ll lend less than our total effort and energy if we’re not 100% committed. And everyone suffers as a result.

I’ve learned that if I have to rationalize doing something I probably shouldn’t do it. That leads to painful choices in some instances, as I want to believe that I should want to do it. That it would be good for me. That I’d reap tremendous personal and professional benefits as a result.  

But I won’t.

I have a lot of interests. I ready widely on a broad range of subjects. I’m curious.

I have lots of ideas. I have lots of avenues I could pursue in my personal and professional lives.

But I’ve learned that unless I’m totally excited, I won’t pursue any one. I won’t relish the spending the time and devoting the energy. I won’t fully appreciate the benefits I can reap from such full engagement.

That’s why I don’t do things unless they excite me.

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