I Don’t Wanna

Some days, you just don’t feel it.

You wake up with plenty of what ought to be fun things to do, the tools and opportunities to do them, but you just can’t summon up the interest to do any of it.

Maybe it’s a form of temporary burnout, or an internal, rebellious protest. I don’t know and I don’t much care.

Here is a brief list of things I don’t want to do, today. Perhaps I’ll feel different tomorrow.

1. Maximise my productivity

2. Go faster than the competition

3. Outsmart anybody

4. See things from a new perspective

5. Sell myself for a role

6. Evangelise with zeal

7. Take on stretch goals

8. Rise to new heights

9. Discover a better way

10. Work on the backlog

11. Prioritise

12. Agree to disagree

13. Get better at things I’m not as good at as I’d like to be

14. Take on new information

15. Do what they say

16. Deal with bureaucracy

17. Paint a thousand words

18. Try to fit in and belong

19. Perform outstandingly

20. Handle problems brought to me

21. Fix things that are broken

22. Lose myself in any creative flows

23. Interact

24. Exercise

25. Take better care of myself

26. Fake my feelings

27. Make order from chaos

28. Write profoundly

29. Learn something new

30. Go anywhere

31. Build anything

32. Edit

33. Play

34. Talk

35. Do whatever it takes to succeed

36. Impress anybody

37. Work on my career goals

38. Take any small steps forward

39. Make measurable progress

40. Argue with anybody

41. Swallow bull

42. Accept the unacceptable

43. Innovate

44. Yard work

45. Feel the cold

46. Market my offerings

47. Update content that needs updating

48. Wrestle with recalcitrant software

49. Respond to the challenge

50. Dispense wisdom or advice

51. Revise my mental models

52. Make a difference

53. Find purpose

54. Compete for attention

55. Prove my point

56. Convince others

57. Be the change I want to see

58. Read another aphorism or inspiring quote

59. Tolerate ignorance

60. Justify myself

61. Explain myself

62. Defend my existence

63. Be accountable

64. Launch anything

65. Put on my game face

66. Fight for my rights

67. Watch and learn

68. Finish what I’ve started

69. Find a way out of the mess

70. Think outside the box

71. Take massive action

72. Believe the pundits and the gurus

73. Wallow in nostalgia

74. Ask permission

75. Serve

76. Network

77. Give one good reason

Sometimes, you get tired of feeling the obligation and necessity to do any and all of those things. If you don’t bend, you break, but why do you have to be bent, against your will, all the time?

Isn’t it enough to simply exist, without having to demonstrate why you should?

For just one day?

About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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2 Responses to I Don’t Wanna

  1. clarelhdm says:

    sounds like coffee, cakes and a long bath are called for!

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