‘I’ll do it when I feel like it.’

We hear people say this about several meaningful pursuits – about singing, painting, volunteering and so on.

Yet, how often have you gone to work reluctantly, only to end up with an enjoyable workday? How often were you unwilling to go to an event, but having gone there, had the time of your life? I have had mornings where writing was the last thing I wanted to do. When I wrote anyway, I often came away with posts that I am proud of.

We believe that feelings give rise to action. That is why we wait for inspiration to strike. It is, however, the other way around. It is the way we act that makes us feel a certain way.

‘I’ll feel like it when I do it’ is the better mantra.