Monday, February 2, 2009

Intention. Action.

We all have the best of intentions. The trouble is transmitting intention to action.

I think about this every day. I get up in the morning, and I think, today I will.... . And some of the problem is that my reach is sometimes greater than my grasp, as they say, and some of the problem is that the rest of the world doesn't always want to cooperate with what I think the day should bring, but as much as anything, I see it as a failure to transmit intention to action.

You can't lose weight by intending to. You can't get more exercise by intending to. You can't meditate by intending to, and at the end of the day, you don't get any credit for intentions.

I started writing this post days ago, and I'm still trying to finish, in part because I don't know what to say. I'm tired, and I'm discouraged by my own failures, and I guess by something more that that... that even my best efforts don't seem to have measurable results these days. I feel as if I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not sure that I am. And I am just low and sad, and I have a hard time shaking that for very long.

But what do you do? At the end of the day, you dust yourself off and try again. There's not a lot else that you can do, because the only other option... just giving up... isn't really an option at all.

So, this week I work on turning intention to action.


MizFit said...

and I rarely say that.
I know we have all been where you are.

how can I help? have you ever watched my good tired/tiredtired video?

how might I help you spark the intent into movement?

Nina said...

I've been thinking about this all day. I don't know, really. You do help, by being there, by reading. More than you probably know.

Some days it all seems like it might work out ok.

Some days, it is all just a little too much, and I think I will never stop being sad and getting nowhere.

But then the next day is better. Usually. Michael has been more well lately, and that makes it easier for me to try.