My office is empty every day.
Everyone works remotely.
Why do I even bother showing up at 9am everyday?
What’s the point in me getting up at 5:45am. working out, dressing up, doing my hair and make up and leaving the house on time?
For who? There’s no one here!
I’ll tell you why…
Showing up means being prepared mentally and physically to put in the work, regardless of outside factors or obstacles, including your own voice in your mind.
Showing up every day and treating each new day, project and task as if it is the most thing in the world is a surefire way to make sure you get better at what you do and move in the right direction to where you want and need to be.
By showing up and working, you will make progress, every day. It’s inevitable. 2020 has been one the most fascinating, introspective, growth-building years I’ve had since my open heart surgery. Being given a “pause” to just stop and reflect has been a gift.
So this “gift” now needs to be put to good use—>> creating a solid plan for 2021 and beyond. Why make a plan for 2021 when we don’t know what to expect?
Because we’ve NEVER known what to expect in a new year- this is no different. But, we still make that plan because regardless of outside factors, progress can still be made, no matter how small. In his book, “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE”, Phil Knight, said this about working hard to achieve your dream:
“So that morning in 1962 I told myself: Let everyone else call your idea crazy . . . just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where “there” is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.”
I feel the very same as I wake up each morning at 5:45am. I don’t worry about where “there” is….what’s around the corner… how will 2021 unfold… What I know, is that if I just keep going, little steps forward every single day, it will lead me to where I’m meant to be. This I am certain of.