I had to mow the lawn last weekend.  Before I started, I dreaded the thought.

Then I did what I had to do and afterwards, I looked at the result and was rapt.  I also love the smell of freshly cut grass and was glad that I had done it.

Sometimes, when I’m tired, before a client arrives all calls, I dread the appointment.

But afterwards, each and every time, I feel energised and alive, hoping that I’ve made a difference and feeling thankful for the opportunity that I have to interact with people from all walks of life.

Before we exercise, study or do any other number of things that we know we should do, we often dread the thought.

Steven Pressfield calls it the resistance, Seth Godin calls it the lizard brain.

Whatever you want to call it, for some reason we continually sabotage our level of success because we focus on how we feel before we do something.

How much better to focus on the feelings we have afterwards.

The feelings of satisfaction, achievement and pleasure that we get from living our best life.

Before and after.

Which one are your focusing on and which one influences your life the most?

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