I can still vividly remember (and it is still resounding in my head sometime — well most of the time, these days, though) when one of my former colleague told me about “going through the grind”.
I know that he meant well..
‘Going through grind’ can be translated to ‘self-discipline’. Yes, it requires enormous willpower to beat the inertia to go through the same basic regimen — day in and day out.
Alas, we’re not robots or machine.
Human beings are far more complex with their biological and emotional make-up.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we require the 10,000 hours of practice / the deliberate practice / the ideal habit etc for us to reach whatever goals that we conceive and would like to achieve.
So.. We need that slight ‘nudge’ of inspiration from time to time when the supposedly well-oiled-machine is losing its traction.
Be inspired. Spend sometime with your loved ones. Run more miles. Read more inspiring books. Talk to more people.
..and after that, have fun keeping your nose to the grindstone again 🙂