You’re lucky until you’re not

The idea of luck is great as a one off thing but if you grow to rely on it you’ll end up becoming lazy and disappointed.

You’ll be lazy because you’ll live your life assuming that you don’t have to try so hard because luck will balance things out for you.

And you’ll be disappointed because at some point things won’t balance out and you’ll be left wondering why?

Luck isn’t sustainable to rely on for the life you want but it’s great as an addition to a life you’ve worked for.

Luck is like the icing without the cake or the digestive biscuit without the chocolate, you’re perfectly fine without it.

Granted, there’s nothing wrong with holding the belief that things will turn out swimmingly but you can’t really expect that when you’ve taken the do nothing approach.

The collectors dilemma

Currently making plans for how I can expand this site in order to make use of quotes and notes that I’ve collected over the years. I’ve read quite a few books from which I’ve made notes and jotted down quotes.

I’m at a point where I have a collection of things that I don’t really know what to do with, so why not share them with you.

I’ve been skeptical of sharing ‘7 quotes on failure by Seth Godin’ because as a daily blogger I know that sometimes that kind of content is lazy. It’s not coming from me and my creative flow which is what I want the focus to be on in this space.

However, if I can find a way to incorporate things I’ve found useful with the hopes that my readers will benefit then I’ll do it.

It may just be more mentions of other people in my posts or links to things I’ve found useful for further reading.

Collecting stuff is great but if you have no plans for what to do with it all, it might just become a burden.

Lazy Daisy

Talking is good but doing is better. Lazy Daisy is more than just a strange song by George Clinton or a pair of words that rhyme it’s a phrase that perfectly sums up a trap that so many of us fall into.

Wanting to start new projects, move to a new house, get a new job, take an evening class, learn to drive, visit a friend, exercise, take a holiday or even meditate.

We live in an era of fake busy where it can feel like you have no free time to do the things you want to do. Or maybe, you just can’t be bothered to do them.

It’s much easier to dedicate your evenings to Netflix than it is to dedicate your evenings to yourself. The latter requires much more effort but it is also significantly more valuable.

Don’t get caught in tapping, swiping and scrolling all day pretending that you’re busy when really you might just need to plug out, put your phone down and stop being a Lazy Daisy.

I’ll do it tomorrow

But you’ve been saying that for the past few weeks now.

Tomorrow often seems more convenient or maybe you just hope you’ll be more in the mood to get it done. That’s how hours or days turn into weeks, we hold this belief that we should wait until we’re in the mood but you may never be in the mood.

So you may never get it done.

I’m looking into living more of a ‘do it now’ lifestyle. The main reason is because when I put things off I end up stressed and anxious which is of course no fun at all.

And so perhaps dear reader if you are little bit like me it might be worth making a pledge to yourself to ‘do it now’ more often.