It’s easy to do what you know is right when you’re in the right mood.

Everyone does that.

Even my four-year old son cleans his room when he wants to, which to be honest isn’t very often.

One of the big differences between winners and everyone else is that they do the right thing even when they don’t feel like it.

Basketball legend Jerry West once said, “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”

I wholeheartedly agree and so here’s a list of 12 things that I think we should all do, even when we don’t feel like it.

  1. Exercise
  2. Smile at others
  3. Be grateful
  4. Be optimistic about the future
  5. Pray
  6. Read and learn
  7. Persevere
  8. Turn up and work hard
  9. Listen to those around you
  10. Act in love
  11. Forgive
  12. Make progress on your dreams

I suspect that it’s time to take charge of our lives and not become trapped by our negative emotions.

Your future you will thank you for it.

I’m sure that this isn’t an exhaustive list, so feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below as I would love to hear your thoughts.

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