Dear reader, for the next 31 days I’d like to share a writing project with you. This month I’ll be writing a book on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll upload it to Amazon Kindle. Want to join me?
I feel really inadequate but I’ll step up and do this.
New Direction: InspiredAction
The new direction of this blog will be focused on inspired action.
What does that mean?
It means doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like it.
It means keeping hope alive.
It means stepping out in faith —
ugly, unprepared, with little to no direction,
knowing that the inspiration —
the purpose of your action will make an impact on eternity.
Well, that’s what it means to me. It will mean something completely different to you.
An Invitation to InspiredAction
I’ve started a Facebook page for this new direction – would you like to join me?
The format for the following 31 days:
- Daily Quote
- My thoughts on the quote
- How I implement it (suggestion)
- Invitation to join the conversation on inspiredaction on the Facebook page
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Click To Tweet
“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
I’m sorry George, but sometimes I don’t want to just get it done. Sometimes I want to wallow in my funk and sleep.
This is the truth.
I have to work at getting up every day, but I do it.
I have to work at exercising this body every day so I don’t have stiff joints, but I do it.
I have to work at being present, focused, and productive, but I do it.
I still have that Sara who just wants to throw a fit, give into the joint pain, the eye pain, the [insert pain].
She wants to sing the chorus of “whoa is me, why am I like this, oh poor me”.
BUT, as George says, I have to tell that Sara to be quiet. I have to tap into the Sara that wants to bless others with whatever life she has left (even if painful).
Okay, Sara, but how?
I am a believer in the 5-second rule by Mel Robbins. It works, I’m telling you. If you get sidetracked by your negative low self, try it.
Mel suggests starting out with waking up in the morning. It’s how she started and it’s how I started.
Here’s what you can do:
- Start with something small like waking up 30-minutes earlier
- Set your alarm and put it away from your bed (you actually have to get out of bed to shut it off) A pain I know but it works.
- When you hear the alarm go off, wake up. I mean really wake up. Pull the nice warm covers off of you, step onto the cold floor, walk over to the alarm, and turn it off — don’t you dare push that snooze button
- Walk into the bathroom, brush your teeth, and then drink a glass of water (from Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod)
What’s next is up to you.
I put my tennis shoes on the first thing because if I don’t I’ll talk myself out of exercising. I rarely “do it later.”
Small warning: If you’re like me, you might think, 30-minutes is small potatoes, I’ll wake up 1-hour or 2-hours earlier –STOP. One of the reasons I quit (and maybe you, too) is that I take on too much. I set unreasonable goals which set me up for failure. It’s a vicious circle. So, please, small steps. If you’re reading this, you’re struggling with focus, productivity, action, and completion, right?
What do you think? Is this something you can do?
Share with me on the Facebook Page – Waiting for Heaven.
P.S. I’m joining my friend Michelle’s Extreme Traffic Adventure. If you have time, want to join us? She’s simplified the challenge this time around into 15-minute daily actions.