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WHY do you TRY?

Posted: March 7, 2016 in why

Why do you try?

Have you ever asked yourself exactly WHY you are doing the thing you are doing right now? What do you think? How do you answer the question? Are you reading this post or watching television because you are looking for something? Maybe you don’t know what it is you are looking for and are going through the motions day after day expecting WHATEVERITIS to hit you broadside like the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs. Maybe you DO know why. Is it because you love someone: your S-O, kids or your faithful dog or cat?! Perhaps reading this post is another way to DO NOTHING and feel good about reading an article on line. Could it be that you are using this media or that to avoid having to put in REAL EFFORT towards the changes you want to see in your life and your world?
I try because I am an eternal optimist. Even when the going looks most grim, I can always think of a silver lining and, at the very least, a worse scenario that I can be thankful for my not-quite-as-bad situation…
We have an obligation to ourselves. I love the saying: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Write it down and leave yourself a note so when you ARE that older version of you, that you can rekindle the feeling of trying if the embers are growing dim.
FIND A PURPOSE and USE IT! Motivate internally, externally, whatever it takes to TRY. If you are not trying, make a list of the reasons why you are not. Systematically fix each of these issues and move on to the next. Realize that the goal is to eliminate all excuses to allow the action to be uncontested. Do your best and be awesome! YOU CAN. TRY.
Mark