I do the things I do not want to do, and I do not do the things I want to do.

I want to read books, instead I watch Netflix. I want to write, instead I play video games. I want to exercise, instead I sleep in. I want to save money, instead I spend. I want to…

The list goes on and on.

I have found that the things I want to do, the things that make me the happiest, are truly difficult to make myself do. I have to motivate and inspire myself to focus on my passion for reading and writing instead of doing mindless activities like watching Netflix or playing video games.

I just claimed to be passionate about reading and writing, but if a person is passionate about something, then why should they have to force themselves to focus on it? Shouldn’t that focus come naturally because there is nothing else that person would rather do?

I truly enjoy reading and writing more than anything, but I am so confused as to why it is so hard to make myself read and write.

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