Attitude and Obstacles to Your Routine

Good morning, let’s go.

The third day in a fucking row! This time it was a half hour of my morning. A half hour of my morning cleaning up dog shit everywhere.

I am done.

I got nothing.

Get up, get after it, enjoy your day. Interruptions in your routine are a part of life. They aren’t reasons to quit. If anything they are reasons to push harder.

It is not a good time when shit happens. It brings on emotions that can either produce more effort or deter it. Self-talk can take place like, “Why bother, nothing goes right anyway.” Or “Too many bad things happen to me. I don’t think I can keep a routine.” Shit like that hurts our mindset and life changing habits. Switch that bitch up, “I can get through this and get my ____ done. I’ve got this.” Or “I know this feels hard, but that will go away after I have been at it long enough. Once that happens this will feel easy.”
Whatever you choose to say to yourself to get you through matters. You could go negative or positive. No matter what time will pass and you will get through the situation, they don’t last forever. If you choose to go positive, you will come out better for it. If you go negative you will reinforce a mindset that hurts your ability to take risks, go after your dreams, and have faith in what you do.
It is a fucking choice. Positive vibes after you clean up the dog shit works too. I give you permission to grumble while you clean it. It is literally shit. On drapes, books in the bookshelf, slippers… Oh, man. I really hope we can figure this guy out.

Alright, have a great day.

Later Gator 🐊

Routine and The Hike to Glory

Good morning, let’s go.

I woke up to cleaning dog shit yesterday. I don’t know, what is going on with my dog, but no one wants to wake up at 3:30am to clean shit. This morning, I woke up to the same surprise… So, there are times in life when shit is just not going to go our way, literally.

I hate my routine getting interrupted. It throws my morning off. I have a choice, get upset about it, or just move on and get shit done. Getting upset is a natural response, fucking normal. It is also what kids do. They emotionally respond to a problem and ruin their own morning, day, moment. They let the problem dictate how they are going to be. They would be mad at the dog, they would be upset they had to clean it up, they would let themselves gag as they clean up shit for twenty minutes. That’s fucking right, it was in carpet. My dog is old, potty trained, and just had a couple of bad mornings. It doesn’t mean he is going to shit in the house every night, oh I hope not. Which means I have a couple of mornings my routine is thrown off. It doesn’t change tomorrow unless I let it.

I have strong enough morning habits and routines that this minor inconvenience won’t change shit. I just work around it and try to get everything done or modify what I do. Nothing is going to change.

The power of habits or a good routine comes when we know what we are going to do and stick to it for a long fucking time. It is a fucking commitment. If you wanted to go to the gym and get in shape, the commitment must come with a specific workout plan. Same thing goes with running. Shit, writing is best when you have a plan. Cooking dinner too. What matters is that you commit. You commit to the time and the plan. My current workout routine will keep me going until the end of October. Without it, I just flounder and don’t workout.

The journey of life will have routines. It is not this long fucking hike to Mordor. It is the daily commitment to getting better. It is the Rocky montage in real time. It is the days, weeks, and months of getting better. It is not the story of Harry Potter being good at Quidich but him learning magic for fucking years to fight a Dark Lord he had no business beating. The same goes for your routine. For most of us that is the journey. It is a boring path and that is why people drop off. A long fucking hike of becoming.

The thing is, once you start to get close people envy you and don’t see the commitment and years it took to be as good as you are and they don’t see the vision of how much better you can be. They lived in the valley of mundaneness and you have climbed mountains of glory and know there are higher peaks.

All that from dog shit.

I gotta go. Keep up the good work.

Later Gator 🐊

Top Of Your Game

Good Morning, let’s rock and roll.

The world is a big place with a variety of obstacles and problems. We live in times of major catastrophes, upheavals, and fucking disappointments. No matter what is happening in the great big world, we have to figure our shit out. We have to figure out how to live. When trying to figure out how to live, we decide our purpose. This happens based on two motivating drives, discontent and passion. Both are fucking needed. It is the good and bad of life. It is the we have a problem and there is somewhere I want to be. The we have a problem is one you can no longer accept as a part of life. From big problems to small ones, it doesn’t matter, a part of your life will not sit with it and let that problem persist. The other is passion, be it based in a talent, an actual place, or a dream, what excites you to live, what makes you happy, what produces in you a spark that could inspire the world.

The negative in life, is always just a question, What are you going to do about it and how bad do you want it?

The story of your life could be summed up in a shitty obituary. It could state facts about you that are common to anyone. Or it can tell a story. A story about your effects on the world. A story where you are the hero. A story where you do shit bigger than yourself. A story worth writing about. I am not talking about being famous, rich, powerful. I am talking about being a pillar, an influence, a beacon of light in the world of darkness. Living your best life inherently means overcoming obstacles that make you a better person. The lowest version of yourself couldn’t live the best version of your life. The only way to be at the top of your game is to beat it.

Every great story has shitty moments, failure, and defeat. They don’t end there. As long as you have breath, keep pushing. If we don’t change the world before our story ends, we can at least influence before we go.

Later Gator 🐊