Feeling Versus Doing…
You know one word I believe should be eliminated from the English
language? Its the ‘feel’ word. I believe too much relevance and
credence has been given to that word and the action that follows suit
are usually strong willed and determined, sometimes tilting towards
the positive end but sadly, most of the times to the negative.
The ‘feel’ word especially when preceded with the negative prefix
‘don’t’ usually makes a perfect recipes for doom, excuses for inaction
and laziness and within those words lies a more in-depth excuse. In
the real world of discipline, feelings don’t count as much as what has
to be done, if you have to get up and go at 5am, you don’t say ‘oh! I
don’t feel like getting out of bed today’ and then go back to sleep,
you have just given you ‘feel’ word the upper hand over the
consequences of your supposed action which usually and oftentimes are
of greater advantage.
We need to start opening our eyes and mind to the fact that our
feelings shouldn’t count just as much as our desired outcome. If
getting up from bed early enough would help me achieve great success
especially in time management thereby giving me much more time to
complete my tasks all of which would give me positive outcomes at work
including possible promotion, then it shouldn’t matter whether or not
I feel like getting off my bed at the wee hours of the morning just to
Brian Tracy once said that top executives and really successful people
seldom get sick because they are just too busy to ‘feel’ sick, they
give no room at all for those ‘feelings’ that tries to keep them away
from the positive outcome of a greater action and I find that to be
absolutely true as I am a witness. Now I’m not saying to ignore your
health, No! Health is wealth.
Let’s look at it this way, if you don’t get up and ‘do’ what has to be
done, giving too much attention to what you don’t ‘feel’ like, what
has to be done remains undone and you and you alone are responsible
for seeing it done and trust me, the reward of doing is the
accomplishment and fulfillment that follows.
You are responsible for your actions, don’t let your ‘feel’ deprive
you of the long-term fulfillment and sense of pride you stand to gain.