Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anyone can do any amount of work...

provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. Robert Benchley

Your brain is more powerful than you'll ever give it credit for. The trick...getting it into the right channel.

You can sit at your job all day and wonder how you'll ever get your work done, then set out on some hobby or home project...and it's as if the gates of heaven opened up and poured energy into your veins.

What this shows you is that the energy is there...you have what it takes to do whatever you are capable of conjuring up in your mind.

It just needs to be turned on.

Think of your brain and nervous system as a V8 engine in neutral...full of power, able to do incredible things, revved and ready for action...but it needs to be put in drive.

It's got all the moving parts, it knows from your previous experiences what it needs to do, it's just waiting for you to take the gearshift and engage the transmission.

So what does it take to turn this engine on? How can we shift into drive and fire the pistons?

Just like starting the car, it's a conscious action. Life isn't one motivated move after another...you have to turn the key first.

There is no other way. There is no secret mantra, no key, no meditation that will jump start your day... that first part...it's gotta come from your conscious muscle movement.

Whether it's picking up the phone, writing that first draft or calling the team in for a brainstorming session...nothing gets going without some action on your part that you might not want to do. Take that first step and turn the key....after that you just need to put on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

1 comment:

  1. This is sooooo true. How easy it is to whizz through some project you're totally fired up by, and procrastinate over a tedious job. And then finish it in an hour once you get started.