There’s the easy way and there’s the right way. For so long, I was always asking myself why can’t this be easy? Why couldn’t I have been born into a family of generational wealth? Why does my life have to be hard? And I realized that nothing worth anything came from the easy way, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard. If you can reframe it in your mind, then you can start to approach it from a different angle. You see, it’s not about being easy versus hard.
It’s about being willing to do what is required and embracing that. A marathon runner doesn’t focus on the first mile. A marathon runner knows that they’re going to be running for 26.2 miles, and he knows in that race, there’s going to be uphill and there’s going to be downhill, but yet in life, we want it to be easy and we want to accomplish the result of a marathon with only putting in the work of a mile.
I’ve got a newsflash for you. If you continue to look for the easy way, your life will ultimately be hard. If you are willing to do the work, your life will ultimately be easy. Every time I’ve tried to cut a corner, I have been stopped dead in my tracks with more obstacles than if I would have just continued on the “hard” path. Recently I’ve discovered that I don’t have to categorize it as hard work. I merely need to categorize it as the work that is required. Once I know that this is the requirement to get what I want, suddenly it doesn’t become as hard. So my question is, are you focusing on the easy way or are you committed to doing what is required? Do the work daily and your life will be easy.