Before you do something worthwhile, there’s a moment.
In the moment before you go to the gym, you feel a sense of dread and try to come up with an excuse not to go.
In the moment before you try to help someone, you wonder if they will appreciate your efforts.
In the moment before you enrol in a course, you try to think of a reason not to do it.
In the moment before you order a salad, you inspect the menu to see if there’s something that looks more appetising.
In the moment before you pray, you think of all the other things that you need to do.
In the moment before you post a blog or share your opinion with the world, you wonder if anyone will disagree with you or even care.
And in that moment you have a critical choice.
You either do what you know is right in spite of your feelings or you don’t.
This is what I’ve found.
Those who accept the excuse that life gives them never achieve anything of value and regret it forever.
And those who do what they know they should always feel better afterwards.
What are you influenced by?
The feeling you get in the moment before you do something worthwhile?
Or the feeling of satisfaction after?