Like It’s Your Job

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It’s no secret that I’ve struggled at times to maintain a consistent meditation practice. I’ll tell anyone that. Even sitting once a week for an extended period of time can be a challenge if I begin to slip.

Even though it’s my business and life work, I find myself at times struggling to justify taking the time. Thinking I should be doing something else. I should be getting more out of every session. People will think I’m weird if I just go sit by myself for 20 minutes. Believe me, any excuse you can come up with, I’ve already told myself.

Then I realized something. It’s my job to be a meditator. Just like it’s been my job to be an effective marketer for the last few years. More than almost anything else in the world, I need to meditate. If, for no other reason than because I need to eat and pay my bills.

And doing my job has never been a problem for me. I was a top-notch student because it was my job. I was a dedicated athlete when I committed to my team.

Now I’m a meditator. That’s my job. And I’m going to be damn good at it if I can help it.

I don’t know if this approach is right for everyone. But the next time I question whether I need to do something that requires commitment, I’m going to ask if I can approach it like a job.

Exercise and healthy eating? It’s my job to keep my body healthy.

Spending time with the people I love? It’s my job to be a compassionate and dedicated friend.

And today, sharing this with you? It’s my job to provide value and guidance to the best of my ability.