Feeling Tired and Unmotivated in Your Business?
Have you ever felt tired or lethargic or unmotivated for no apparent reason? Maybe you haven't done a lot of physical activity but you're feeling physically exhausted as if you have.
This is for you.
I was just doing a run along the ocean here and I thought about the times that I felt that way in my life; where I felt particularly tired and not just for a day or a couple of days, but for weeks - sometimes even months. Now that I have the 20/20 hindsight, I realize that I was tired because there was a decision in my life that I was not making.
When I was unhappy in my job in finance I was wondering if there was more out there for me? If this was really it for my life, if this is as good as it gets? I felt really, really tired when I was thinking about that and should I stay? Should I go? What else would I do?
And then it happened again a few years later.
I had started my photography business, my dream photography business, and a few years into that business I started feeling that nagging kind of tired, unmotivated feeling again. I thought, "what is wrong with me?" It wasn't even wedding season, I shouldn't have been this tired. Again it was because there was a decision in my life I was not making. There was something that I actually didn't even want to face - that I didn't really want to have a photography business anymore, but I had no idea what else I would do.
Then the third time was when I was undecided about where I wanted to live. "Do I stay really close to my parents and my family and my friends or do I go where I've always wanted to go?"
And those are the extreme times where I felt really tired, unmotivated and exhausted just for no apparent reason. I wasn't running marathons, I didn't have young kids at home, there was no logical reason for why I was tired and I realized it was because I was sitting in indecision.
There was something in my life I was not making a decision on.
So I wanted to check in with you today and I wanted to see if you're feeling tired. If you're feeling unmotivated, if your life is feeling lackluster to you, is there a decision that you've been putting off? Is there something that you're, if you're honest with yourself, you're not thrilled with it anymore?
Maybe it's your career, maybe it's your business, maybe it's your house, maybe it's the town you live in. Maybe it's the relationship you're in. Maybe it's something so scary that you don't want to face it and you don't want to make a decision.
So you're sitting on the fence.
And the thing about sitting on the fence is that it's the most exhausting place you could possibly be.
So I ask you today, if you were to make a decision for yourself, what would be the most powerful decision you could make today that's true for you? If you're being really honest with yourself and what you really want in this life, what is one decision closer to the life you want to live, to the person you want to be, and the experience that you want to have in the time that you have left?
I love you. I'll talk to you next time.