Pick Your Hard

Hi meaningful leaders,

How’s your week going? I hope is going great. Mine so far it’s been busy, but good busy, you know?!?

Life is about choices, so for this week I wanted us to talk about the different choices we have and how to pick the best one, even if it doesn’t look appealing.

Maybe one of the main traits present among all great leaders is the desire for growth. This desire for growth combined with a mix of ambition to achieve more, and with an un-quenchable desire to serve others in excellence.

Yet choosing growth is hard. It’s normally very inconvenient, it pushes us to reach corners outside of our area of comfort. Growth is painful, it requires commitment and sacrifice; it takes hours at the time and forces us to think and to act differently.

Growth is also very frustrating. It almost always involves a learning curve and causes us to endure growing pains that can feel grueling. And let’s not even talk about how demanding growth can get, it requires consistency, because without it, growth stays stuck and we lose all the effort we originally put into it.

On the other hand, choosing not to growth can feel easy. After all, nothing has to change. We can even think something like life could be so much better, but currently is not that bad. You have a decent job, the pay is enough and after work hours, there’s enough time to hang out and watch some Netflix.

The 9 to 5 is grueling as it is, so taking it easy and not doing more is quiet attractive. You’re surfing the Monday through Friday, you share dinner with the family, watch tv and relax before bed and you get your weekends off. Then every Monday, rinse and repeat for 40+ years until you get to retire. You stick to it, even if what you do is not fulfilling, even if you hate it. Why? Because is comfortable!

That to me sounds way harder.

Everything is life includes choosing a hard. Working out and eating consciously is hard, but so it’s being overweight and unhealthy. Interviewing and seeking a new opportunity is hard, but so it’s staying miserable working for a toxic boss in a dead-end job. Standing up for what we believe and speaking up is hard, but so it’s staying quiet and condoning wrongdoing, I can literally write pages of these examples, but I think you got the point.

Interesting fact: Did you know that the average American watched 4 hours of television every day? That’s almost 61 days a year lost!

Life is not fair and we are not here to enjoy it every day. Don’t get me wrong, I think life is a beautiful blessing, but the ultimate goal of our life’s journey is to eventually become the person we were created to be. To reach our best potential, to unveil all the talents that were embedded in each of us at birth. To seize every opportunity and chase every dream.

There’s so much more that we could do, Yet it all comes down to the choices we make every day. What I love the most about growing and learning is the compounding effect that it creates. IT TRULY TRANSFORMS YOU!

How are you going to approach your choices going forward? How would you choose your hard? As Richard Brandon stated If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!

Our life is the result of the choices we make. If we want to succeed at the level of the 1%, we have to be willing to do what the other 99% is too lazy to do. Every choice I make, brings me one step closer to my goals every day. I have a crystal clear picture of the hards I’m willing to endure to achieve the goals I dream of. My hope for you is that you decide to do the same. You have all the potential within you already, your next step is to align your non-negotiables with the hards you’re going to choose going forward.

I hope you found value here today. If so, please like, subscribe and share with at least one friend who can benefit from this content…remember that sharing is caring, so be a good friend!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of the week and God bless!



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