Do you feel like doing work today!?

By Noah Graff

Happy Monday morning! Some of you readers are refreshed from two days of R and R and ready to attack today’s tasks, while some of you others may not feel like plunging in and getting that unfun stuff done that just has to be done so you can be successful or just survive.

Check out this entry from Seth Godin’s Blog last week. Maybe it will make you “feel” better about the immediate challenges you have to tackle. Maybe not. But should that matter anyways?

“I don’t feel like it”
By Seth Godin

What’s it?

Why do you need to feel like something in order to do the work? They call it work because it’s difficult, not because it’s something you need to feel like.

Very few people wake up in the morning and feel like taking big risks or feel like digging deep for something that has eluded them. People don’t usually feel like pushing themselves harder than they’ve pushed before or having conversations that might be uncomfortable.

Of course, your feelings are irrelevant to whether or not the market expects great work. Do the work. Ignore the feelings part and the work will follow.

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