Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Personal admonition (a skewed affirmation)

Start with this meme.

You won’t always be motivated, so must MASTER discipline. ‘

Thats my issue of late. I get with friends, I push my limits and grow. By myself,,,, not so much.

Actually, by myself lately about the most ‘motivated ‘ I’ve been has been to shuffle my kayaks between truck and rack. I get to the lake and look at the water and all motivation goes winging off over the nearest hill to go play with its toes under a tree.

And I’ve made all kinds of excuses as to why; far more than I care to list admit to and ya’know what? They are complete BULL SHIT. I know better, I even know that the worst thing I can expect is taking a swim if I goof up, but I come up with this internal dialogue as to ‘why not just go home and play with cats’

Grrrrrrr. Sometimes I hate ME.

Is that a solipsistic attitude?

Yes, kayaking is a risky sport. There is always a risk of drowning. But warm water, shallow enough that it comes to my chest, shore close at hand and it is ALWAYS easier to get OUT of a kayak than into one,,, all my ‘excuses’ are total bullshit and I have not been disciplined enough to over ride them.

Except yourself, there you need to be the tyrant (I do in any case)

That bullshit ceases NOW. I have goals in mind and if I can’t master something FUN, how the how can I expect to master the tasks that do more.

That is all, carry on.

2 responses

  1. Ohio Guy

    If your furry friends are anything like mine, they enjoy the time you spend with them. You already seem to be living a great life. Why so unsettled?


    June 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    • Watch for a post to answer this. Tried a quick answer but, it isnt that simple


      June 15, 2021 at 5:24 am

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