by Kayla Howard
A lot of people like to talk about development as humans in terms of evolution. I do not personally believe that humans evolved from ape, to caveman, and so on, but I do believe that we spend most of our lives fighting animal-ish instincts. We’re not animals, but we do not naturally desire to choose the road that is best. We, like animals, would rather choose to eat whatever is in sight that looks and smells delicious. We feel compelled to take a nap over doing our chores and we would probably rather watch a movie than do an exercise DVD.
It’s easier to act on emotion… to do whatever we feel like doing. Stay consistent.
Successful people don’t do what they feel like doing. They “take care to do what they are supposed to do.” They are not comparing themselves to other people, but they are intently completing their tasks.
Be honest, how often do you actually feel like doing what needs done?
Being intent on completing your tasks does not mean that you ignore people. You “task” includes things like kindness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, and uh… self-control. Ouch.
The entire point of writing this newsletter is to spur you on to success. I pray that something said here makes it “easier” for you to be consistent and to reach your desired goal.
Watch out for how many decisions you make based on emotion today. God has convicted me in this area. Those times when I yell harshly because someone messed up my room “exploring” when I could have spoken kindly, but logically… Or when I don’t “feel like” dry skin brushing right now before my shower so I’ll just do it before bed. Then before bed, I’m just “too tired.”
Today, be aware of your emotions, and whether or not you are allowing them to drive your actions.
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: email@example.com