Today is one of those days that I actually feel motivated to do things. My creative energy is flowing high and I have plenty of ideas in my head. I might be coming up with some really different content here in a few days. But, my energy is super low today because I might have pushed myself too far and exhausted myself down to whatever little energy I have left right now, as I type this, and I am wondering about how we wear too much of ourselves out just because we want to achieve everything that we possibly can.
Not that a little bit of ambition ever killed anybody (well, historically, it killed thousands!), but it’s always better to check up on yourselves and see how you’re doing before you go ahead and aim for the stars. You definitely have it in you to go wherever you want to in life, but what would it matter if you’re not well enough to revel in it? I think about how we work ourselves into the ground just to complete 10% of the job and I wonder why things are so unfair. Then again, nothing good ever comes easy and that much has always been a fact.
The way I see it, there’s two things we can do.
We could either keep going and drop to the ground at the end of it all knowing that we’ve finally done whatever we wanted to do, or we could pace ourselves and actually care about ourselves a little more while actually enjoying the journey. I heard somewhere that life isn’t about the final moments, it’s about the moments that led up to them, and while there’s still a lot of time for you think about your final moments, don’t you think it’s a little too much for you to lose sight of what’s right in front of you for everything that hasn’t even begun to take shape yet?
You should definitely aim big and build all that you ever wanted to, but you shouldn’t do it at the cost of your own well-being. Maybe you work better when you’re under pressure, as is true for a lot of us, but things are only good as long as they are taken in moderation. Be mindful of what your body is telling you and pay attention to your energy levels. They may seem like trivial things but by the time we end up realizing how much we should have taken care of ourselves, it’s almost always too late.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself, I guess??? I don’t know. You decide.