A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across Robert Krickeberg’s thought-provoking blog, The Study of Great. I was thrilled to see that someone else in the blogosphere is also studying the same topic.
After reading his post, Do What You Don’t Want To Do, I had one of those ah-ha moments! That day, I had been asked to do something I really didn’t want to do. I hadn’t mentally prepared myself to be given a task that deviated from my plan. Up until then, everything I had worked on was in pursuit of a specific goal. I recall spending more time complaining (internally, of course) about the task than just doing it. I had my priorities completely backwards. As it turned out, the lessons I gained from the task I didn’t want to do were crucial for achieving my goal.
The cold, hard truth is that you will encounter roadblocks that you don’t want to deal with but sometimes you have to. As Robert explains, you have to do them because (1) it’s required, (2) it creates enjoyment, (3) it will make you a better person, and (4) it’s a challenge.
I couldn’t agree more! Take a look at his blog post Do What You Don’t Want To Do. You might have an ah-ha moment just like me.
Do what you have to do. Get it done, learn from it, and then refocus your efforts. You’ll be glad you did!