"It is worth doing what you need to do so that you may pursue what you really want to do with your whole heart." I like it, Randy..., ok if I use it?
I always enjoy reading your post however, I found this one challenging because I am not sure I understand where you are coming from but as always, I appreciate your insight. Here are my thoughts on this topic:
There are certain things we may not want to do but, at the core at what allows us to succeed and drives us, is our attitude. In other words when we have the "right" attitude, we face duties, tasks or challenges completely different than if we had a negative perspective. Hence when we align ourselves with negativity, fear or insecurity... it becomes difficult if not impossible to put our heart into achieving our goals...
However, having the right attitdude allows us to grow because we enable ourselves to see life from different angles. People who stay fixated on one way cheat themselves from elevation and eventually become stuck in their ways.
Ultimately, I believe when we get to a place where we can "just do it" (especially those task where we felt it was impossible to achieve- yes for some even folding clothes or exercise) we have gotten to a place where we see value in our efforts... which then gives us the drive and energy to move forward....
Case in point for simplicity purposes.. think about exercise, if you're negative about it, it's harder to do but when you see the value in it, you are more driven to perform.
Thanks for our insight, Heidi. I guess my point was pretty simple (typical for me, I know)... Yes, I agree with you about attitude but some days, it can be difficult to find that happy place yet there is still work to be done. Instead of waiting until your good attitude returns, it may be better to just drive through it and get it down.
While attitude is prone to change, going up and down, most duties and responsibilities remain constant. Hoping for or falsely trying to create a better attitude is not always a viable option.
And, I agree with you 100% about exercise... a necessary evil, eh?