Looking for the final issue in our Quarterly Review series? Well, me too - unfortunately, it's been a tough week, and I couldn't get it done.
No worries, loyal reader - it'll be here next week. In the meantime, here's a piece that accurately reflects where I am at the moment, and hopefully one that'll be useful to you.
My wife asked me how I was doing the other day.
I told her something I often say to myself:
"Somedays, it's just your turn."
To me, that means:
No matter how hard you work at it...
No matter how much effort you put into taking care of your body, or growing your business, or protecting your mindset, or strengthening your relationships, or reading, or writing, or building habits.....
You're going to wake up some mornings and not want to get out of bed.
You're going to spend some days sitting at your desk, staring into space, with a wet blanket wrapped around your brain.
You're going to stare at the back of the person you love and wonder who, exactly, they are...and how they could be so wrong about you.
You're going to get hurt.
The world shifts on its axis.
Entropy enters the system.
Things break down.
Things fall apart.
What you expected, doesn't happen.
The unexpected, does.
Somedays, it's just your turn.
So - what do you do, on the days when it's your turn?
What do you do when the world is against you, and your brain isn't working, and you can't bring yourself to do the things you know you need to do, the things that would be good for you, the things that would help?
When you simply can't bear the thought of rolling that boulder uphill one more god-damn time?
You say what I said:
"Somedays, it's just your turn...
But it'll be better tomorrow."
Then you go to sleep.
And when you wake up?
You give those bastards hell.
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