The Easy Life

Doing what’s right doesn’t have anything to do with doing what is easy. If anything, I would say the opposite is true.

Doing what is right, is probably much harder than doing what is easy. This is one thing that separates the good from the mediocre, and the great from the average.

Anyone can do what is easy.

It is easy to sleep in and ignore the alarm. But it takes greatness to get up and work.

It is easy to stop by the fast food joint on the way home. But it takes greatness to get up and work.

It is easy to skip the gym every time we are not feeling 100%. But it takes greatness to put forth the effort.

Living easy is the death of anything great.

No one ever got great results from living easy. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about a student, an athlete, a business owner.

I will always take the hard road over the easy road. The road less traveled over the beaten path. Everyone has seen the beaten path. I don’t want to see whatever one else has seen.

This morning my alarm clock rang at 0430. The last thing I wanted to do was get out of the warmth, safety, and comfort of my bed. I heard it ring but I did not want it to be real.

It was. So I got up.

I turned on my computer and looked at the flashing mouse cursor. I did not want to start writing.  But I did it anyway.

I don’t live an easy life. I purposely put myself to the limit daily. I test those limits. My limits keep expanding. Day in and day out. Week after week. Month after month. The more I push those boundaries. The larger my comfort zone expands.

I do the things I am afraid to do.  I do the things I do not want to do.

The things you don’t want to do, are the exact things you need to be doing. I’m not just saying that. It’s a law. An undeniable truth about life.

The point is guys, get up and put forth the effort. Do the hard stuff. Do the stuff you really do not want to do.

I get tired. I get sore. I get frustrated. I get stressed. I get beat up and knocked down. The difference is, I keep getting up. And keep moving forward. I know what I have to do, and it is not necessarily what I want to do.

Growing pains are real. Just as you get sore muscles from the gym. Growth in life is also painful. But you have to keep pushing thru the pain. Keep fighting. Sooner or later you will get a little less sore, and little less stressed out, you’ll get knocked down a little less. That is the point. Keep giving it all you’ve got, and when you feel like you’ve given everything. Give more.

You know what you have to do. So why aren’t you doing it? I’ll tell you why, because it isn’t easy. Well – either is living with the pain, sorrow, and regret of not doing it. Keep up, wipe the dust, blood, sweat, and tears off. And do it whether you want to or not. It won’t be easy, but It’ll be right.

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