These were my thoughts this past Tuesday and I thought I’d share them with you today. I’m sure you can relate to these emotions. In my writing I found some very valid solutions to basically get over it! Read on and see exactly what they are…
I don’t feel like going to this event tonight. It’s just one of those of days when I just wanna flop. I want a full day of nothing. Is that possible in this day and age. Is it warranted? and is that even smart?
I mean seriously, I don’t have time to flop. I got so much on my plate that I need to keep going. I need to hustle. I need to do the work that needs to be done.
And this event tonight is exactly what I need to get involved in the community of Boston Startups. You know how you start to question the validity of an event before you even go? What do you say…?
“Is this even worth it?”
“Maybe I won’t get anything out of it?”
“Maybe they will all look at me funny like I don’t belong?”
“Then what? I don’t want to look like a fool?”
“I don’t want to feel like I don’t fit in?”
And on and on…excuse after excuse. I do this a lot. Making it justifiable for me not to go. And what good is that really? I’m actually trying to be a fortune teller. Like I’m predicting what will happen…when I don’t.
No one can predict the future. You can guess…you can have a clue but no one really knows do they? And so this whole “Don’t feel like It” routine gets to be too comfortable to hold as an excuse. It’s not good I tell ya!
Getting through that mentality has to come from beyond yourself then. You can’t rely on your willpower in this case cuz that’s already shot!
You need to get some external incentives.
So I looked at the reminder email from the event and it stated quite clearly that I needed to send in a 7 day advance notice to cancel. Now I could still brush it off but I would feel guilty trying to sign up again and end up being shunned.
I can’t let that happen!
This is obviously a method to keep people committed to going and I don’t blame them for that. It’s good marketing.
Another incentive is to look at it from their point of view. What if I was in their shoes and I was holding the event? I would be so stoked to see all of these people sign up for the event. The downfall would be having no one actually show up. That would suck!
So I’d feel guilty again not going and letting them down. Because I know I wouldn’t want that to happen to me. I gave them my word when I registered and I should keep it.
Another incentive is for future reference. I may want to work with some of these start up companies in the future and my first impression of not showing up would be an immediate deal breaker. So first impressions do count.
I don’t know what’s going to happen tonight but here’s the last incentive…I know I need to go. I need to always seize the opportunity when it’s presented. I actually pray to God about this stuff. I pray for more and more opportunities to come my way. And now when one comes along…“eh, I don’t feel like it!”
Guilt comes in again to God Almighty!!
I had betta go right?!!!
Yes…maybe I should cuz this opportunity may not come again.
So I guess the way to push past this awful feeling of NOT FEELING LIKE IT, is to build up a bunch of guilt! Guilt is a powerful tool to get you going again.
No one likes to feel guilty about anything. It’s just such a icky feeling inside. So I’m definitely going to that event now after writing this article.
Hmmm…I knew if I wrote about it that it would compel me to go too. Yet another way to push you too! Write your way to a solution…I’m feeling better about going now! Awesome!
I hope this event is worth it…:)
The event was indeed worth it. I got a few connections and got confirmation that I wasn’t alone in my quest to building a startup company. I would’ve never had the opportunity if I didn’t go. So I’m glad I pushed through by guilting myself to move. Have you gone through the “I don’t Feel Like” emotions this week…and regretted it later. Leave a comment and get it off your chest so we can kill these emotions together. Can’t afford to miss out on any more opportunities…Cool? I’m out.