There is a saying in eastern spiritual literature, that if you take a single step forward on the spiritual path, existence will take 10,000 steps towards you. Thats true in anything you do – not only divine grace.
When you are stuck and your mind is making up a hundred excuses – is this the right time, do you have anything else to do, lets watch a movie – just take the first step. Start reading that book, or put pen on to paper, or just start typing that mail. If you continue with the task long enough, you will find that your mind has settled into the groove. The first few minutes of hesitation and discomfort will drop away and you will take the task to completion.
The trick is to catch your mind in the first few seconds, stop and force yourself to take the first few steps. If after 10 minutes you do find that you are too tired or the words you are putting down on paper don’t make sense, or your hip is “acting up” while running – you can always stop. You always have that option.
The only option you should cut yourself off from is the option to not start at all. At the end of that road lies apathy, sloth and the strange sinking feeling when you realize the deadline to file your taxes was mid April.
Just remember, if its on your mind and needs to get done. Just start and see where it takes you – most cases, you end up in a better place.
Thankfully, out here in Australia, tax filing deadline is the end of October, so off I go now – to file my taxes.