I am a comfort junkie. The lure of the couch (or my bed) often wins in the daily battle of what am I going to get done on any given day. I am far too quick to shy away from the hard slog. I am a terrible procrastinator – tomorrow I will feel like doing this more than today – except of course tomorrow arrives and it is no easier! I have written about that here.
So when I stumbled across this post by Seth Godin I felt a little like I had been punched in the stomach. (you can find the original link here)
‘We know what you want to accomplish. We know how you’d like everything to turn out.
The real question is, “what are you willing to push through the dip for?” What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about?
Because that’s what’s going to actually get done.’
It’s a theme I have been toying with for a few weeks, but in the ‘out there’ sense. Meaning, I have been looking for the heroes, those who are willing to stand up and fight, but failing to notice my own pathetic efforts. Failing to notice that I choose Club Duvet over anything more substantial far too often.
To be fair to myself, it has been a tough year. There has been a lot to process, to grapple with, to grieve, but still…
What am I willing to sacrifice for?