Too often, I hear people wish that their lives were easier. They wish they had more money, wish they had a more supportive family, or wish I had more knowledge. Or, a common one: “Why can’t business just be easier?”
Wishing that parts of our lives were easier is a waste of energy, and not effective in actually simplifying our lives. When we are trying to change our lives for the better, we can’t afford to waste energy. We need every ounce of it to dedicate towards achieving our goals.
We can make wishes all we want, but there are certain things that we just can’t control. If we spend time and energy thinking about things outside of our sphere of influence, we aren’t moving in a positive direction towards the life we want.
You can’t control what people think of you and you can’t control whether or not your family supports your dreams. But, fortunately, you can control yourself.
You can control your attitude towards difficulty. You can control how you deal with hard times. Will you allow yourself to learn and grow through the challenges, or will you sit and complain that you wish life was easier?
Now is the time to stop wishing your life was easier and start wishing you were better. It’s time to quit wishing for handouts and start working towards self-improvement.
Think about this: If you got your wish and your life was suddenly easier tomorrow, what would that teach you? How could you replicate the changes that were made?
For example, if your goal is weight loss and you woke up thinner tomorrow, what would you have learned about taking care of yourself? You wouldn’t have any new eating habits and you wouldn’t have an improved mindset. And if (or when) you gained the weight back, you wouldn’t have the knowledge to successfully lose it again.
Now imagine that your goal is weight loss and you achieved it with hard work and healthy habits. Wouldn’t you feel so much better about yourself? Plus, you’d have gained the tools to maintain your new lifestyle.
The work is part of the journey. And the journey is necessary so you can become who you’re meant to be.