Without warning, an idea slips into your brain, nestles in and promises to stay for a while. With little effort, you begin to form a loving relationship with this idea. You go on an adventure together through hypothetical land, playing “what if’s” and “what about’s” with the potential of that idea becoming something real. You make plans. You even promise to never let anything get in the way of you two being together.
But then doubt, your schedule, and laziness build tall, tall walls between you and that idea.
After a while, you forget what the idea even looked like. It wasn’t that good of an idea was it?
And just like that, the idea is gone because you lost your ambition for it.
Life happened. Idea gone. Most likely picked up by someone else’s beautiful brain that will take it and run with it, turning into something tangible. You’ll hear about it one day and think to yourself, why didn’t I go through with that idea?
Do you ever feel like this? I am struggling with this RIGHT NOW. This is my biggest fight lately. The fight between ambition and laziness.
The frustration I feel towards myself grows by the day. Not only is it a time management issue, it’s a self-doubt one too.
I don’t make time to work on my ideas, choosing to do other things or jam pack my schedule so I appear really busy, but in reality, there are more significant things I could be doing.
Then, once my schedule clears and I have a moment, my self talk tells me I don’t have the skill set to make my idea a reality. I do my best to stifle this voice. Most times, I succeed, however there are still days this voice wins, and I temporarily give up with defeat in my heart.
The worst of them all is pure laziness. Netflix, hot tea, and my favorite blanket make for the best way to spend an evening after a long day of work. The last thing I want to do is work more on something that may not even happen. After all, an idea is just a dream until you put in the work and discover the reality of the true possibilities.
So. This is what I want to tell you. Don’t let laziness keep you from tackling your goals. Your heart and mind summoned that idea for a reason. Give it life. Or don’t. But at least try.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
You got this.
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley