I ran across this in an article and wanted to share. It’s a simple list about easy and hard decisions we face in our lives. The easy stuff isn’t always wrong, it’s just easy. It’s the hard stuff that we struggle sometimes to do consistently, but that brings us more meaning and fills us up! The following is written by Beverly Heirich, and this is not her complete list, but some that I especially liked. Enjoy.
Bad is easy. Good is hard.
Losing is easy. Winning is hard.
Talking is easy. Listening is hard.
Watching TV is easy. Reading is hard.
Giving advice is easy. Taking advice is hard.
Flab is easy. Muscle is hard.
Stop is easy. Go is hard.
Dirty is easy. Clean is hard.
Take is easy. Give is hard.
Dream is easy. Think is hard.
Lying is easy. Truth is hard.
Sleeping is easy. Waking is hard.
Holding a grudge is easy. Forgiving is hard.
Telling a secret is easy. Keeping a secret is hard.
Play is easy. Work is hard.
Falling is easy. Getting up is hard.
Spending is easy. Saving is hard.
Doubt is easy. Faith is hard.
Laughter is easy. Tears are hard.
Criticizing is easy. Taking criticism is hard.
Pride is easy. Humility is hard.
Excusing oneself is easy. Excusing others is hard.
Cowardice is easy. Bravery is hard.
War is easy. Peace is hard.
Sarcasm is easy. Sincerity is hard.
An F is easy. An A is hard.
Reaction is easy. Action is hard.
Can’t do is easy. Can do is hard.
Following is easy. Leading is hard.
Getting better takes work. Nothing great happens without hard work. But more importantly, it takes consistent work. Showing up as your best self day after day is tiring and challenging, but it is what we are meant to do.
Getting better is not quick. It is the story of the tortoise and the hare…stay after it in a disciplined manner over time to reach your goals, don’t just assume you can sprint one week and end up where you want to be.
Getting better takes a conscious daily approach. Focus on the habits that make you more like who you want to be, and commit to those over and over and over again. There is no secret sauce, there is just the discipline to do what you already know to do. This is easy to describe, but very hard to live.
Let’s strive to get better daily. Put in the work, practice the patience, and recommit daily. Try, fail, and continue to try again. And better.
“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” -Samuel Beckett
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