Apologies, apologies. Last Saturday flew by without my realizing what day of the week it was, and I never did my blog post. I have another full Saturday coming up, so I am releasing this week’s post early.
Greek legend has it that Prometheus was sentenced to perpetually push a boulder up a mountain for bringing the gift of fire to humankind. Eternal pushing is definitely a grave punishment.
Recently, I’ve been resistant to doing any of the things that are good for me, and that I need to do for my present and future. So, I am trying to push myself. Finding the internal motivation to overcome my internal resistance is difficult. Finding ways to eternally procrastinate is easy.
The thesaurus gives us the following synonyms for “push”: advance, drive, effort, thrust, exertion, impact, lean, shoving, straining, thrusting. The most innocuous of these terms is “lean”, I think. I’m in two minds about whether reading “Lean In” will be a good use of my time, or whether it will just be further procrastination. I try to find sources of motivation in the external world, but I have a feeling that the push must come from inside.
What are your thoughts on pushing?