On Saturday, I was on my last circuit at the gym and my brain did not want anything to do with it. It started negotiating with me, trying to get me to stop. It said, "It doesn't matter anyway."
On Sunday, as part of my spiritual practice, I spent the day fasting and praying. And again, my brain did not want anything to do with it. It kept trying to talk me out of it. "It's not going to matter anyway."
Earlier in the week, my brain offered me similar thoughts about my business goals.
No matter what I'm doing, if it involves any kind of discomfort, my brain likes to tell me that it doesn't matter.
And truthfully, it doesn't.
I can live a life without exercise. I can skip the last circuit. I can live a life without a spiritual practice. I can opt out of fasting and praying and connecting with God. None of it matters to my survival.
And it doesn't even matter when it comes to my worth either.
No matter what I do or don't do, it doesn't add or subtract from my worth or my value. I don't have to do anything to be "good enough." Overcoming my brain and doing hard things doesn't make me a better person.
So why do it?
Why do any of it?
I do it because I do think it matters to create a life I love living. It matters to me that I don't let my brain limit my experiences just because it wants to avoid a little discomfort. It matters to me to be in charge of my life and to be the one that decides the kind of life I get to live.
Because I want to.
I get to have any life experiences I want. And I find that most of the time, the only thing between me and those experiences, is the protesting of my brain.
My brain is right in a way. None of it matters.
But to live a life I love, on my terms, then what I do after my brain says "None of it matters," is the ONLY thing that matters.
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