We say we are not creative.
We say we just aren’t consistent and that we need to stay at it because that’s the real issue here.
We say there’s no time.
Those could be the lies we tell ourselves that keep us here.
It takes creativity to avoid the things we need to do. So turns out, we are quite creative.
You are consistent at NOT doing what needs to be done.
I don’t know about you but my day pretty much plays out as it did yesterday.
Same shit, different day. How’s that for consistency?
The best thing about my life is that I have 5 kids. I’m the nanny, the on call doctor, desktop support for every device in the house, maid, butler, chef, cheif hug operator, trip planner, project manager, and NOT Daddy.
When I tell you that there is ALWAYS something on the docket.
So, I’m going to tell you a secret.
When I used to think about writing blog posts and generating business ideas, I had a subconscious tactic.
Walk away from the computer and do a load of laundry, check on credit/bank balances, balance the budget, check the mail, insert toddler here/anywhere….she’s needy, vacuum the car out, fold clothes, there’s always dishes, gotta make breakfast, gotta make lunch, oh, its dinner time….it never stops. So my distractions are limitless AND justifiable.
I HAVE to take care of my family.
But there is a caveat.
Nothing is that urgent that I can’t take one hour to write a little (or a lot).
With that said, I will create urgency…. If the socks are not matched the world is going to implode…is what I tell myself.
So could you be creating nonsensical urgency to avoid getting started or be consistent?
I don’t like to use my children as an excuse. It’s a little pet peeve of mine. I would rather use them as motivation because my kids are AWESOME. I would never want them to think that Mommy was never happy because she felt like she had to sacrifice for us.
It sounds noble but there’s a thin line between “padding” yourself in the lie to avoid doing shit….and really having no choice…hands down… deciding NOT do something because you are a parent and that’s that.
Very thin line.
I know people with children. A few take care of their children full time and the others see their child when the wind blows them in their child’s direction.
Full time parents, I feel for you. I don’t even have the words to explain the fatigue and chaos. This is the first day that I actually worked on this blog on purpose. I asked my 13 years old daughter to watch my toddler because she wants to be a babysitter when she is 16. I am paying her 10 bucks for a couple of hours.
I pissed an complained about not having time but I have never done this. I usually sit at the dining room table where all five kids and my husband has access to me. So I write one sentence and someone asks me a question or my toddle wants to sit on my lap.
I love them, but I cant get anything done that way.
People, I am trying to take over the world, so I need time that is specifically set aside to do so. )
Anyway, what I want you to get from this is that everything is not urgent. You may be avoiding the things that need to be done by creating urgency around bullshit.
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