It’s almost always the middle of the night when I write my blog so if you want to follow along maybe go directly to my website and catch up when you’re awake.
I have been putting off something for years. That is to perform a solo acoustic gig here in Medicine Hat with a mixture of cover and original songs. I have everything I need to do it and the songs I’ve been playing since I was a teen. It’s crazy that I’ve been putting it off for so long. This takes me back to one of the core issues why I am doing this challenge to live awesome. The only reason I have not done it is simply because it’s easier to not do it. What a stupid reason right?! Or is it… Wait, maybe that’s the reason everyone (who isn’t) living up to their potential is not doing what they should be doing. Here is something I love to do, absolutely LOVE to do..and even that is not enough to overcome the excuses as they pop in my head.
- I can do it anytime
- There is a good show on TV tonight
- I’m tired today, tired and hungry.
- My kids have activities
- OH LOOK ITS THE INTERNET
It all sound dumb really. These little things can derail even the most passionate of passions. When you are trying to do something that maybe you’re not passionate about such as going to the gym the excuses become an impenetrable couch fort full of warmth and Netflix. You basically don’t have a chance.
I only have one tactic to avoid this pitfall and it don’t involve trying to live awesome for 100 days either.
———-You MUST set deadlines———
Preferably much more urgent than a randomly circled day on your calender. If you want to get in better shape sign up and commit to running a race with a team that needs an extra person. If you want to do more art then talk with a gallery and commit to a showing. If you want to play your music… book a gig!! Infinite timelines will always produce little to no results. So with that being said I’m trudging around downtown in the -35 windchill today looking for a gig.
Today’s blog was brought to you from Station Coffee Company in downtown Medicine Hat. Seriously yum.