Don’t you hate it when people throw your own advice back in your face? Me, too!
Here’s the back story.
A few months ago I listened to a podcast interview with Adam Carolla. Near the end of the conversation he gave some advice that stuck with me. He said something like this:
If you don’t feel like getting out of bed, get out of bed anyway. If you go for a run and feel like quitting, run 1 mile farther. If you don’t want to shower, take a shower anyway.
It hit me as so simple and so deep at the same time. I must have told everyone I know about this nugget of advice.
Jump back to today.
I had a long day, ran some errands on the way home and more after dinner. I had planned to do a couple of miles tonight, but it was late and I just didn’t feel like it. Like an idiot, I said that aloud.
My husband turned to me and said, “Do it anyway.” I looked at him in confusion. He repeated, “Do it anyway. Isn’t that what that guy you love said?”
I laughed, put on my walking clothes and walked for 30 minutes. It felt great!
When I got home I thanked him.
In hindsight, the most amazing part of this entire story is that my husband listened to me when I talked about the podcast.