I didn’t realize it before, but I was a rebel. I rebelled against structure and routine. I did not want to take the time to consider it all. I would rather “wing it and fly by the seat of my pants.” This way I have my freedom and I’m in control. Or, so I thought.
I scoffed at people with everything mapped out. Rise at 6, oatmeal at 6:30, chicken on Monday’s, grocery shopping on Thursday’s. How restricting I thought. My way of doing things gave me so much freedom. Rise anytime before 7,breakfast whenever I wanted (if I want), who knows what’s for dinner, and I’ll grocery shop whenever I want, thank you very much!
There’s a saying that goes “how you do anything, is how you do everything”, it’s true. My attitude about routine and planning in my daily personal life carried over to all the other areas of my life. The goals that I set for myself and the life I envisioned were not happening. Time was passing and I felt like my life was falling apart.
Where was the control and freedom I reveled in? What was happening? Why was I finding it so difficult to get things done? Things I wanted. Isn’t that what my control and freedom were all about? No schedule and no routine, doesn’t that equate to me having more time and motivation to do the things I really wanted to do?
Guess what? Not so. I gradually realized (and I do mean gradually) that having a routine, having a schedule, being (the D word), disciplined was very freeing! I looked forward to my days because I knew exactly what was happening and when it was happening. I was getting things done. Those goals that I had wriiten down, that life I envisioned; things were falling into place. The light at the end of the rainbow, well I can see it.
Discipline, routine, a schedule, and a plan. Who would have thought the things I ran away from were the things I needed most? That’s how it usually happens though right?
Let me know what you’re running from? Take a deep look. It may be exactly what you need.
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