The title of this blog is one of my regular comments to myself when I don’t get everything done on my “todo” list. Or if I am really disgusted with myself I will say, “You worthless pile of horse crap!” I realize that is not what you would call positive self-talk, but it does motivate me to get out of my recliner and get busy. I have one of those electric beds like they have in hospitals where the back goes up, the feet elevate, and it even has a vibrator that makes my back feel so good. I am now propped up in it reading my Bible, praying, and writing this blog drinking a cup of coffee that Patty brought me. I came home early from my hunting trip so this is an “extra day”. I am supposed to be hunting according to my calendar, but here I lay being lazy, and I can do anything I want and still be right on schedule! But I am now making a new “todo” list for the day, calling myself an assortment of names for thinking to myself,
“it sure would be nice to stay right here until noon, drinking coffee and watching “YouTube” hunting shows, yeh, let’s do it, what the heck!” But then, my motivator kicks in,
“You lazy good for nothing, pile of brown stinky stuff, get out of bed before Jesus comes!”
I don’t even get to eat breakfast, Patty decided this would be a fast day for us, great! Oh well, might as well get up and do something that matters.
One of the characteristics of high-performance people is that they are very self-motivated. I am working at learning how to be one of those dudes. The key is in the “self-talk” that is repeated continually. The most effective self-talk for me at motivating this lazy body to action are Bible verses that I have memorized and make the commitment to meditate on or think about repeatedly so that they do their work in my mind, heart, and soul.
Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
The words of Jesus right before His death,
John 17:4 I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might;
Ephesians 5:15-16 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
John 15:8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr that is the sound of the electric motor on my bed making it go back to flat so I can get out of it!