There seems to always be two ways to people look at things: Happy or sad, black and white, glass half full or half empty, two sides to every story, easy or hard, etc.
A lot of things, situations, challenges are what you make them.
Here’s what’s easy:
- eating chips and dip
- drinking that wine
- avoiding challenges
- making excuses
- being lazy
- eating cookies
Here’s what’s hard:
- going against the grain
- saying no to the crowd
- committing to your goals
- moving when you just want to rest
- pushing yourself to get back up when life knocks you down
- seeing the future when looking at the present
Exercise can be considered a metaphor for succeeding in life.
Discipline, willpower, determination, purpose, achievement.
The things that increase you potential in life share many of the same rules.
Accountability is key.
You are the 5 people you hang around with the most. If you go to the gym and walk on the treadmill, look at the weights, treat it like a social event, chat with your friends you will go nowhere fast. You want to stay in the security and comfort of like-minded thinking, enjoy yourself, that’s EASY but don’t expect results.
If you show up to boot camp you will be motivated, inspired and encouraged to be pushed to the next level. That’s accountability and that can be hard. But, everything I have found in life that has value doesn’t come easy. It comes with commitment, desire, action. But you will be expected to give it your all. Want to turn it into a social event? Want to come late, interrupt, complain? Do it somewhere else…don’t try to drop your pity party and woe is me problems on others and try to influence them into your mentality.
We work hard to achieve results.
Change requires an effort. If you want to look different and feel different it requires effort and at times it won’t be easy….and those are the times that you need to suck it up.