Push Through

September 12, 2015

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We’ve all been there…more often than once. Having a task ahead of us that we dread. It could be a project for work, making a phone call, cleaning the garage, organizing the closets, getting your tax papers in order, cleaning out your car for a date, etc.  Many times we push it aside thinking it can wait. If you’re like me, when I push these sort of tasks aside, it weighs on me. It makes me uneasy. It’s always on my mind nagging me. It’s almost as if the more I push it aside the more it pushes back!

Avoiding necessary tasks is a destructive behavior. It not only distracts us while trying to do other things but it seriously chips away little by little at our self confidence. The task has to be done anyway so why not just do it and free up our minds.

“Greatness is what happens when you relentlessly push yourself to continuously create a better you.” ― Edmond Mbiaka


Here’s my story from a couple days ago.

My friend and I workout Mon-Fri at 5:30am doing the Beachbody P90X workout DVDs. Chest and back were on the schedule for Thursday. This workout is so hard for us as there’s a ton of push-ups to do. As I was getting the DVD out, my friend said, “do we have to do chest and back today? Let’s do something else.” It’s like she was reading my mind. I, too, was not feelin’ this workout but instead of giving in to a lighter workout, I said, “no, we need to push through.” And we did. We put in the DVD, pushed play and just did it! Was it hard? Yes. Did is feel amazing when we were done? Yes. Would we have been disappointed in ourselves had we skipped it? Yes.

When we push through a dreaded task we feel energized and we’re building confidence. Also, studies show that reaching a goal releases chemicals in the brain that gives us pleasure. It’s a win-win!

My challenge to you….the next time a dreadful task lies ahead, change your attitude towards it. Don’t look at it negatively. Think how good you’ll feel on the other side of that task. Most of the time the task isn’t as hard as we make it out to be in our minds!

Just “push play” and get it done!

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