It would be GREAT if we felt like doing what needs to be done! Nothing would make the difference that feeling like living the life that needs to be lived would make in our life and in the world. "I don't feel like it," is all it takes to make things exactly what they are. We have to get over it. Get over not feeling like doing what needs to be done. If only we had the power of Powder Milk Biscuits! Well, we do. It's called "Overriding our feelings." We can do what we do not feel like doing. No kidding. It's called, "Faking it until we make it." It's an old AA slogan. It means doing what needs to be done whether we feel like it or not. Like not-going to a bar. Not-taking a drink. Not-buying a six pack... What do our feelings know about what matters most? About what's important? About what hangs in the balance in every moment of each situation that arises? We cannot allow our feelings to guide our boat on its path through the sea. To direct our actions. To run the show. There is more at stake in our life than doing what we feel like doing, and waiting to feel like it before changing the baby's diaper or wash the dishes.
As long as we are doing "this" so "that" will happen, "this" is contingent upon "that." And "that" is contingent upon 10,000 things. None of which are in our control. Doing "this" so "that" will happen is called "Willing what cannot be willed." "Willing what cannot be willed" is the source of all of our problems today. Any day. Every day. Depression. Anxiety. Fear. Addiction. Hopelessness. Helplessness. The Wasteland and The Void. We will save ourselves a lot of pain, suffering, difficulty and trouble if we will only do "this" so "this" will happen. Neverminding what will happen next.