“Do not discourage yourself with what you haven’t done, encourage yourself with what you will do.”Neale Donald Walsch
I could wag* my finger and tell you to stop watching the news or stop trying to keep up with the Kardashians or stop caring about whether Tayshia gives a rose to Ben or not.
But I’m not writing this to tell you what you can and can’t do. With everything you consume—from news, articles, podcasts, shows, social-what-have-you’s—the question we must ask yourself is this—
How does this make me feel?
How do I feel ~while~ I’m consuming this? And how do I feel afterward?
Am I tense? Angry? Lazier? Numb? Happy? Energized? Does ~this~ make me feel motivated or inspired to create?
Or in essence—Is this adding to or taking away from my life? Is this enabling or distracting me from what’s important?
There’s a simple rule we can follow to keep ur most valuable resource, time, on track with what’s most important to us. Before watching whatever I feel like, focus on quality and creativity first. Of course, I’ll watch the latest Netflix show, but first I work on my music. Yes! The Bachelorette is back! But first I better put some time into my side business.
The goal is to not get rid of things we enjoy, but delay them for things that (ultimately) matter more in the long term first. This allows us to train ourselves to want to do the hard work first, and then enjoy whatever media later (if we still even want too.)
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1105
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*Wag pun intentional