I was thinking recently about the path I’m on, and how bloody difficult it is sometimes.
How hard it can be to stay motivated and get things done – especially if it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
And then it struck me…
This is the path I’ve chosen.
I chose to go down this route.
I didn’t want to take the easy path!
The easy path (for me) would be:
Getting a stable job in an office, sticking to things I know how to do, and keeping within the limits of my comfort zone.
Going to places I feel comfortable in, and having a job with benefits.
It would be easier - for sure!
Fewer doubts... less stress and uncertainty… and I’d definitely feel more in control of things.
(And there’s nothing wrong with that.)
But the thing is: I know I need more than this.
I know I need to push myself, keep learning, and put myself in situations where I’m not 100% comfortable.
It’s part of who I am.
And maybe you’re the same.
So the thing that struck me – as I was wondering “Why the hell do I put myself through this?!” – is that this is the path I’ve decided to be on.
I didn’t choose the easy path.
I didn’t choose the comfortable path, where I know what I’m doing 100% of the time.
No, I chose the path that isn’t always going to be easy.
The path that sometimes makes me question it all.
Why did I do this?!
Well, probably the same reasons as you:
- Because I want to get as much as I can out of life
- Because I’m excited to see what I can accomplish
- Because I don’t believe that easy is always better
- And because the rewards, at the end of the day, are so much greater…
That - to me - is what it’s all about :)
So if it's not as easy as you thought it would be, know that that's okay.
You didn't opt for easy.
You opted for amazing, life-changing, and growing stronger every day :)
What option are you pushing forward with?