How to start and continue doing the things you want to do…
Let’s be honest, we all love to do it. A new idea pops up in our mind, something we want to start to do. It could be starting a new blog, going to the gym, writing a book or learning new skills. We get excited at the fact of starting it, we envision it and it gets us pumped to get going. That is normally where the journey begins, as a somewhat creative it happens to me all the time. The hard part is bringing the idea to fruition, and seeing it through!
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins
I have faced this problem so many times, I could never stick to something even though it was such a great idea. After a couple weeks/months, I would lose interest and it would end up in the to-do list, under the category of someday. For me, it was the worst habit I had, because it meant I never really got to do the things I have longed to do long term. This plays an effect on your life whether you want it to or not, your subconscious knows when you’re doing the things that make you feel fulfilled or not.
I’ll give you an example, I have always loved gaming. It’s my passion, it’s my love and it takes me back to when I was a child. I used to spend days/weeks at my cousin’s house trying to complete the latest release with him. It became routine, whenever a new game came out, we would bug our parents to buy it and then we would smash the hell out of it until we completed it. It became a way of life for me even growing up, I would always be playing my console when I want to just chill and when I feel like letting out my anger and frustration etc. As you get older though, time becomes more scarce, you sacrifice the things you love to do with the things you have to do. I played less and less as the years went by until it got to a point where my console was just collecting dust. Every-time I would see my console my heart would drop because I would just want to sit there and play till the sun goes down like old times. I know everyone has something you want to do or continue doing but or some reason you either feel like you don’t have time, or you don’t feel motivated to keep doing it even though it may be something you love.