I have bad days sometimes.
I struggle with anxiety.
I doubt myself.
Sometimes, I’m not a very good friend, brother, son, fiancé, or disciple.
I don’t always love my neighbor as myself.
I skip workouts.
I eat junk food.
I quit things before I finish them.
I care way too much about how many followers and views I have.
I can be selfish, ungrateful, and controlling.
Sometimes I an be a real jerk.
Despite what this blog may lead you to believe, I don’t always wake up completely full of inspiration and a sunny outlook on the world. The truth is, just like you, just like everybody, I have bad days.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “Jon, your title is a lie. This is the most ranty rant I’ve ever heard.”
I disagree. This is NOT a rant.
I’m not telling you all this so that you’ll feel sorry for me.
I’m not telling you all this so that you’ll stop feeling sorry for yourself.
I’m telling you this because we are all playing the most devious comparison game known to mankind.
The truth is though, people who make a difference have just as many bad days as those who don’t. The only difference is that those who make an impact find the resourcefulness needed to overcome, and in the best cases, use their bad days to fuel their good days to be even better.
Here’s the encouraging part for you if you struggle with any of the thoughts above. (I know I do)
If the great artists and innovators have bad times just like you do, that means that you are just as capable of having good days just like they do. You are capable of finding the resourcefulness needed to create your best work.
Having a rough day or behaving like a jerk sometimes doesn’t disqualify you from being able to do great things, and it’s not an excuse to keep you from doing them either.
I’m not perfect.
You’re not perfect.
Great. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to work.