The Man Show Episode 2

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When you don’t feel like doing something that’s usually a sign that you should do it.

What should you do if you’re in a funk? Exactly what you had set out to do in the first place.

This is the difference between winners and losers.

Winners do not believe all of their feelings to be true and good.

This is where planning has to come in. If you don’t spend an hour or so planning your week once a week, and if you don’t spend another hour or so planning tomorrow, you leave victory and success, even life, to chance.

You become a victim of your feelings. It’s a state that most people exist in.

It’s one of being pushed by currents rather than setting sails and going in the desired direction.

So, I did not feel like doing this podcast today.

Which is exactly why I had to do it.

Here’s what’s important to know – not just understand…

It’s these moments, days, even months and years, where you’re feeling down, useless, and in a funk, that determine your LIFE.

When you feel great and up to it, you’re going to do the work and embark on the adventures. Of course you are. You feel like it. But everyone does the work when they feel like doing the work.

Only a minority do great and good work, even go through the proper motions, when they don’t feel like doing it.

These are the moments that determine your life.

Every life is filled with moments of action, where feelings lead to ambitious undertakings.

Only winners do what needs to be done, when they feel like curling up in their bed and turning on the TV. When they feel lost. When life feels futile. Only winners still do what must be done.

And yes, we all have these feelings.

We all get in a funk. We all suddenly realize the futility of our efforts – or at least see things from that perspective. But if you’re going to accomplish anything of value, and live a life worth living, not wasted and misused like so many are, you have to do what you set out to do when you don’t feel like doing it.