But I Don’t Like It

I’ll keep this one short.

“But I don’t like it.”

We think that a lot. Why should you do something you don’t like, right? Imagine if we only ever did the things we liked. Things like staying at home, watching tv, playing video games and eating. I would probably sleep and read novels. When you really look at it you’ll see that you wouldn’t be able to do any of that if we all followed suit. For example; for you to sleep someone had to craft the bed you sleep in, whether they liked it or not. It’s the same with the food, someone had to water the plants, till the land, milk the cows. Same with publishing the books etc. In essence we’re all going to be confronted with tasks, responsibilities we won’t necessarily like but that doesn’t remove their necessity from our lives.

I think that’s the biggest issue about growing up. As you age you find more and more responsibility thrust towards you and sometimes you feel like you can’t handle it all. Sometimes you’ll feel like not giving your all because “you don’t like what you’re doing”. Allowing that to stop you is a whole different thing though. It’s an attitude that will really prevent you from succeeding.

Do what you love, absolutely – but beyond even that, do what you gotta do. Do it with all your heart and all your might because the stuff that you enjoy the least requires the greatest amount of effort. Do what you don’t like without complaint and with maximum effort because at the root of it all doing what you don’t like well… gives you the means to do what you DO like more.

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