If You Don’t Love It, You Can’t Sustain It

What do you consider pain or suffering?
Some other people love them!
No wonder the saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”.

Carrying heavy objects is a nightmare to some people, yet some others have a filled day lifting weight.
Walking through long distances or running, frightens some people, yet some others can’t wait for day to break to cover some distance.
Changing a flat tyre makes a day hell for some people, yet some others long to handle a spanner and fix a fault.
It’s funny to find that many people hate water-melon, yet a great number of people love it enough to eat both it’s seed and bark.
How interesting that some people would love to live in their beds as long as is possible, while some others would jump off at the slightest chance.
If the things we love affect the things we do and the things we do affect our results, then we must consider the things we love critically, if our results affect us.

Isn’t it amazing that tedious work is fun to some people and hell for some others?
Putting the mind to work is also fun for some people and hell for some others.
The reluctance to do a thing does not spring from the thing it’self; some other people are enthusiastic about doing the same thing.
The pleasure or pressure from certain tasks does not sterm from the tasks themselves but from our mental disposition towards them.

There are some habits that support healthy living and great accomplishment.
Wouldn’t it be great to practice them out of a desire and not out of compulsion?
If by default, you find yourself loving the things that support your productivity and hating the things that hinder it, won’t your progress accelerate?
Likes and dislikes are by choice.
Choice is based on our mental disposition towards the entities.
Some people react to certain things differently, especially meals. But most times, our choices and preferences have nothing to do with allergies. They simply are based on a certain psychological disposition towards the subjects in question.

Very often, we know little or nothing about the things we love to eat or do and their effects on us.
Also, the fact that many other people patronize a thing or indulge in something doesn’t mean that the thing is good for you.
On the other hand, the way we feel and the insatiable appetites that spring up from time to time, should not also be the determining factor for the things that are good for us.
Information affects the things we love; habits also do.
Many people are addicted to trash because they’ve done them over and over again.
Learn new things, learn the right things and keep feeding them to your mind.
Proper enlightenment should dispel baseless impressions and sound practices should replace ignorant impulses.

We have the ability to love and to chose what we love.
Let’s develop love for the things that build us and let’s practice them with diligence and consistency.
The moment they become part of us, the more effortless and less tiring, our successes would keep coming.

Eat well.
Rest well.
Work well.
Exercise well.
Sustaining habits hinge to a desire,
desire comes from personality,
personality is natural.
Make success part of you, you’ll succeed naturally.
Become success and all you have to do to achieve your dream is to keep living your life.
Show up and do what it takes because it’s already part of you.
The same things that frighten others off can motivate you to succeed.

If you don’t love it, you can’t sustain it. If you can’t sustain it, you can’t become it. If you can’t become it, you can’t manifest it. If you can’t manifest it, then it’s not part of you.

The things you show or display, tell a lot about who you are.

“if you don’t love it, you can’t sustain it”.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.


About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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18 Responses to If You Don’t Love It, You Can’t Sustain It

  1. Profound and much to think about. Thanks teecee.

  2. “Very often, we know little or nothing about the things we love to eat or do and their effects on us.”….
    loved the write up and what a lovely message πŸ™‚
    but seriously there are people who dont like water melons??

    • That’s one sad truth, we often base our likes and dislikes on feelings and popular opinion. It is good to evalute the things we do from time to time.
      About water melons? Sure! I personally know a handful of people that wouldn’t as much as perceive it. You can bet that I love water melon with a passion!
      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  3. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    “If you don’t love it, you can’t sustain it…” – that is true in every aspect of our lives/relationships. I’m so glad I came by to read this post! πŸ˜€

    • I’m so glad that this post appealed to you. Sustaining relationships, habits, styles, approaches and almost anything in life, requires passion and love. Without love, we grow tired of doing even the right things. Let’s fan the right passions to flames and get the right things done.
      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    Reblogged this on Hodgepodge 4 the Soul and commented:
    We all need to re-evaluate from time to time…

  5. buckwheatsrisk says:

    well that is profound πŸ™‚

  6. Susan Michaels says:

    So thankful to find this blg through hodgepodge4thesoul’s reblog of this article — awesome!

    • I’m excited!
      You are part of those that have made my day!
      I’m glad that you found this post and that it also had something to offer…
      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  7. orples says:

    You have to admit, if we all liked the same things, life would be a bit boring. After all, variety is the spice of life. πŸ™‚ It’s a good thing different people visualize different circumstances for themselves. πŸ™‚ Don’t you think?

    • Variety is the spice of life!
      I agree with you on that and also encourage everyone to be passionate about their uniqueness. Developing talents require lots of dedication, diligence and consistency. Only love can keep such passion alive and drive us through every resistance that may surface! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  8. I grew up hearing my mother say, “if it isn’t in you then you can’t sustain it,” so it was a pleasant surprise to see this quote fleshed out and expounded upon. I remember my mother using this quote in situations where she advised me to do something that I didn’t want to do. Rather than fight with me, she said that I had to make whatever decision I could live with because in the end, if I didn’t own it, I would discard it.

    I really appreciate this post so close to Mother’s Day. My mother is the epitome of unconditional love. I am blessed to be her daughter and the many people who call her ‘mother’ are also blessed by her sagacious but non-judgmental advice.

    Beautiful post. ~ Ayanna Nahmias

    • You truly are blessed to have a mother that understands the secret of things that last.
      The simple reason so many people start and don’t finish is that they follow the wind; impulses, vogue and feeble/flimsy ideas.
      If it’s not in you, you can’t sustain it. Thanks for sharing your experience with your mother. I enjoyed every portion of it and I know that others appreciate it too.

  9. Teecee, this really made me think, thank you! Great post! πŸ™‚

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