Fighting through the ICK

Have you ever had one of those days where you know that your schedule is going to be lite and you decided to sleep in a little later than usual? You wake up and the house is quiet. You lay there for a couple of minutes wondering why you slept so late. When you finally get up, you look outside and you just say to yourself, ICK!

You head to the coffee pot looking for a little motivation. One cup, two cups, three cups later, you walk to the window and once again you say, only this time you say it out loud, ICK!

You have absolutely no motivation. No giddy in your “Giddy Up” ! Nothing!  Dr. De-motivation is making a house call and you’re the patient.

How do you fight through it?

Do you . . . 

Blow it off and and get on with the day? You know, suck it up and get busy.  Adopt that famous “Just do it” attitude. Or, do you just go with it and accept it as just one of those days?

A lot of people will and have recommended a variety of advice. Hundreds if not thousands of books have even been written about the topic. Trust me, google “motivation” or “getting things done” and you will see what I mean.

Let me save you some time and money; every task, every accomplishment, every goal starts with taking a step. It just takes a little oomph. A little progress, a little move forward.

For me, fighting through the ICK, means baby steps. Start small and build on the momentum. If you take a look and listen approach; meaning look around you and listen to your inner self, you will be surprised as to what you can get accomplished.

I read a tweet from one of my tweeps, Kelly McCormick, that said, “when in doubt – step back – listen from within”. She used the hash tag #BizTip. I decided to take her advice.

People will say things such as: Focus on the Zen, Focus on (fill in the blank), Let go and Let God, WWJD, What Would JediMaster Do? (a salute to my buddy Paul Castain)

Call it what you want: Faith, Belief, Desire, Drive, etc…

Bottom line it works.

I started small, one step at a time and by the end of the day, I was actually surprised at what I had accomplished. I had accomplished all but one of the items on my “To Do” list that I had written in my calendar earlier this week. Writing and posting this blog is actually the last item on the list.

Fighting through the ICK? Getting things done? When in doubt, take a step back, listen from within. Baby steps, baby!

How do you fight through the ICK? What methods do you use? Feel free to leave a comment.

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