It’s Day 4 and I’m still keeping up with my morning pages. This is a huge accomplishment because usually by now I would have stopped. However, I HAVE TO DO THIS! I say that because I’ve been at wit’s end for so long but never followed through on the many ideas I’ve had. I’ve partially read great books like “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes, and several others in hopes of a life change. I’d always start strong but laziness and the lack of discipline would take over and it became a cycle of excitement and disappointment resulting in years going by without much progress. Recognizing these flaws, I’m committed to completing this spiritual journey.
So far, the experience has been good. Although most mornings, I don’t want to get out of bed, I can definitely see how the morning pages have helped. By writing down 3 pages of stuff that’s in my head, I’ve been able to think more clearly and organize my thoughts. It’s weird because I never imagined that the writing would help in the way that it has. As shared in my Day 1 reflection, my attitude has changed to a more positive outlook therefore I approach work in a much better mood.
As I’ve been reading and reflecting, there have been keywords that have spoken to me so I post the words above my desk as a daily reminder of areas I need to work on.
- Albeit obvious, I’m not sure why but I never considered commitment or rather the lack of commitment an issue but it falls in line with the start/stop cycle of excitement and disappointment. Because I never committed to anything, it was easy for me to stop especially when feeling discouraged.
- I’m lazy…what can I say? I’ve always said that I don’t like doing the same thing over and over. That’s true to an extent but it’s mostly because I was lazy. If I didn’t have to do it, more than likely it wouldn’t be done.
- This word has spoken to me the most. Whenever heard, it would be used negatively describing someone who has done something they should not have. However, in the context of pursuing your hearts desires, the difference between the person who’s doing it versus the person who’s not is that the person who pursued it had the audacity to do it.
What are your thoughts on these words? How have they impacted you both positively and negatively?