If we give up too easily, we'll never be happy.
I've screwed myself over plenty of times by giving up too easily. By not pushing through. By thinking things were supposed to be easy. Fuck "supposed to be."
Having false delusions that the grass was greener on the other side. Fuck greener grass. My grass is green enough.
I've learned that greener grass doesn't exist. And I'm thankful to have learned it in my 20s, so I can save myself a lifetime of pain. I've learned that a lot of great things come from just getting over the initial hump, which typically is the hardest.
So I know that when I start something and it's hard, that's a good thing. That means it's about to get easier. Or maybe it'll get harder, but in a different way. But by then I'll be better at it, so maybe I'll enjoy it more.
When I started blogging, I knew I'd run into obstacles and roadblocks. When I start a new workout program, I expect it to be hard. I have a goal of making $10,300,000 by my 32nd birthday, and I know that's extremely difficult.
But I also know that if I don't try, then it will never happen.
So to actually give myself a chance at something I take very seriously, I'm going to take my best crack at it, and recognize that it takes years, not days.
The fact is, nothing good in life is easy. Nothing we dream about is easy. Otherwise, why would we dream about it?
The very fact that we dream about it means there's some inherent separation between our realities and the dream itself. If we could have it now, we wouldn't dream about it. We don't dream about Oreos in the pantry if we can easily walk over to get the Oreos.
We do dream about traveling the world at a moment's notice, not having to worry about the next paycheck or a boss we hate. We dream about that because we don't have it, and it's HARD to get.
But it's totally worth it.
I don't know why we're so impatient or who gave us the idea that things were supposed to be easy, but it's screwing with our heads, and making us miserable.
Next time you think the grass is greener, that the next thing will be better, challenge yourself to see the truth behind it.
Look back at previous times you thought the grass would be greener. Was it?
If not, maybe that means taking a step back to breathe, pause, and not be in such a rush.
Feeling rushed is deeply rooted in the forest of our conscience, and it's eroding our well-being.
Live with substance!
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