No time. No energy. No space. No reason…
It’s quite intriguing. We can spend 3 days straight being lazy on the couch “binging” the new nextflix show. We can spend our every evening blindly staring into the TV absorbing absolutely useless information. We can spend the rest of our week working a meaningless job - stressing about uneventful occurrences and then spending countless hours discussing and gossiping about them. People put more effort into gossiping about an uneventful, meaningless work situation versus putting that time and effort into creating something for themselves.
No time? - There are 24 hours in a day. You can sleep 8 hours. Work for 8 hours. Travel for 2 hours. Eat and prepare meals for 2 hours. Unwind and relax for 2 hours. And that still leaves you 2 whole hours to do something for your future. A project. A creative risk?
No energy? - Exercise and movement is a multiplier of energy. Can’t sleep? Go for a run. Can sleep? - Instead of relaxing for 2 hours - go to the gym. Or even simpler, you can go for a brisk walk. In this day, most people spend their time without much movement - no energy is a choice. Moving more = more energy.
No Space? - If you live in a cramped apartment you might not have the space to house a workshop, sure. But, there are others out there doing what you want to do. They have studio’s, shared work spaces and they’re willing to share. Sure, it might be for a small price - but, if space is whats limiting you from being creative, from doing the work you want to do - then solve the problem. In almost all cases it’s solvable.
No Reason? - Nothing to contribute? I’ve come to believe that this is absolutely not true in most cases. If you put yourself in a position where you can do anything you want, and never have to work - what would you do? How would you spend your time? Anyone with a creative slant will want to create. They will want to tap into their passions. They will want to spend time on something they enjoy. Everyone has that reason. If it can’t be seen right now, you have to look for it. It’s there.
If you want - you can generate an excuse not to do something at any point in time.
If you want - you can find the time and the energy to create.
It comes down to choice. You can choose to do some work every single day. You can choose to form that habit. You can choose to try and fail. You can choose to restart and try again. Doing it every day just makes it easier in the long term. It makes you take steps to better your future. To get you to think more. To get you to create.
Yes, you can have an excuse not to do it today - but, you don’t have an excuse not to do it to better your future.
Dmitry N. Rusakov
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.