My perspective #19: “It’s all in the mindsight.” Let me explain.

We are all plagued in some capacity with an element of “event anxiety.” Whether the “event” is opening mail, making THAT phone call, having THAT conversation or just simply getting out of bed to tackle the day. 

Making any decision or taking any action can be suuuch. a. taaask…

I’m here to argue that the more generally productive we are in our everyday life (not “busy,” but productive, and there is a difference), and the more structured & disciplined we are on taking care of ourselves, then the more likely we are to confront the dreaded events of the day head-on. 

Don’t get me wrong. No one LIKES to have tough conversations, unpleasant confrontations or do things we don’t really want to do or do things we don’t feel like doing. I sure don’t. 

And I don’t mean to suggest that if you just do 20 push-ups and give yourself a close shave it’ll be easier to diplomatically confront your neighbor about his barking dog  or any easier to clean out your car. I’m suggesting that those 20 push-ups and that refreshing Aqua Velva shave will give you a more confident posture & overall gumption had you NOT done those things. 

Keep in mind, most of the things we get worked up about or anxious about aren’t even that big of a deal to begin with. Amen? (Typically. Not all the time. Typically.)

Notwithstanding all of that, I believe that by (preemptively and proactively) creating the mindset of tackling “hard” things well (especially, the not-so-hard things) and by taking the worthwhile steps to sustain the said mindset will direct our mindsight on its potential (and most probable reality), which is a favorable outcome. 

I don’t mean to get all macabre on you or get too extreme, but take solace in knowing: the anticipation of death is worse than death itself. Did that help?

Whew! Boy, that was deep. 

Excuse me while I go have a talk with my neighbor and vacuum out my car after I open those boxes that have been sitting on my dining room table for the past three months. 

For what it’s worth, if you want to read more on it, here ya go

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