In a similar fashion, the traffic in Lagos has returned to its normal consistency following the light reprieve during the holidays.
After the long holiday, it may be hard to get back to work and right back into the funk and the cycle of work that you’re used to. It may have even been the hardest thing to get out of bed this morning.
Maybe you had to take a few minutes to exhale your frustration at having to wake up super early to resume at work again.
Maybe you don’t love your job and you wondered for the umpteenth time why you’re doing a job you don’t like (we’ll discuss this topic in a future post, so stay tuned!) and you had to take a moment to centre yourself.
This happens to almost everyone – the bits about reacclimatizing oneself after a long break from what is normal.
It’s normal to want to continue the regular routine of waking up whenever you like and not go to work, with the knowledge that you still have money for Detty December.
This feels good, and things that feel good trigger dopamine in your brain, which makes you want to keep doing it because, again, this feels good. So, it’s normal.
But, it’s a new year, a new decade for that matter, and while idleness may feel good, you won’t achieve your goals by being idle. You won’t be able to hit those new year resolutions and celebrate your wins at the end of the year if you don’t do the work now.
That’s why we picked this Monday motivation quote for you this morning, from the phenomenal Muhammad Ali.
He had a lot of achievements before he died, and it would interest you to know that he also had his off days. He also experienced the days where he would wake up not wanting to train or not wanting to fight, but no matter what, he got up and he did the work.
It is precisely because he did the work that he achieved so much and achieved excellence in his chosen profession.
It’s why people hear/read the quote below and feel inspired to take on the day, because they know that if he can do it, then they can.
If he can do it, you can. The quote for today is:
Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it. – Muhammad Ali.
So, let this quote inspire you every time you don’t feel like doing something that you know is best for you. Think about like taking a step in the right direction – in the direction of your goals.
When you finally achieve your dreams, you’ll be thankful for the days when you didn’t feel like doing anything but you did it anyway.
Will you be using this? What other quote do you take inspiration from when you’re down? Let us know in the comments section below.