Keep the End Goal in Mind

Few days ago I went a bit late to work, I arrived at around 10AM, leaving me enough time to get back home at around 18:30, get the stuff for the gym and be there by 18:50 by foot. At some point during work, I wanted to just get home and stay there, to spend like 10-20 minutes cleaning my room (I like my room clean), and relax after that. I fell prey to monkey mind - listening to my mind saying to do everything easier, and to procrastinate more.

I paused for a minute, and said to myself that I will go to the gym, since that’s better for me in the long run. Realizing that we do some things just because it’s easier for us in that day or particular moment gives you a chance to change that, and think about the end goal.

Going to the gym, exercising and being healthy is something that I want to do until I can’t do it anymore. I will probably live longer, have less stress, less (health care related) bills to pay, and enjoy the life more. We can’t be productive and do what we want if we’re sick.

I wouldn’t be healthy and fit if I wasn’t going to the gym, so I need to focus on that, even for those three hours per week that I’m there.

The good thing is that when we’re lazy, just getting started with something

Try to write down things that you’ve put off, and then give a score to things you put off, how important are they and are they closing the gap between where you’re at right now and where you want to be. That are the things we should focus on.