My friend talks about leaving her job and starting her own firm, but she doesn’t have the time.
By the time she gets home at night, after a long day, she only wants to pour a glass of wine, kick back and relax.
She has big dreams, but she has a busy life…
And it’s easier not to focus on that business.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
My friend tells me that having her own business isn’t important enough to her…
But, after a couple of glasses of wine, she confesses that it’s just too hard.
When she sits down to work on it, she doesn’t know where to begin. Once she gets moving, her fears get racing, and she wants to stop in her tracks.
She knows she could prioritize the time to work on it, but it feels too hard and she doesn’t believe that she can get it done.
That’s the hard thing about doing hard things… They can feel hard!
And she’s content with putting her business and “freedom” on her Easier Not To Do List.
The Good Life Isn’t Great
Many people I meet are in a similar position.
They know that their job, relationship, finances, happiness, health, or otherwise isn’t what they want it to be, but it’s good enough.
So, why change it?
If your life is already good, why go through effort to improve it?
If you already have a good career, why do any more to make it great?
If you’re feeling good every day, why learn new ways to feel even better?
There’s only one reason…
You Decide It’s Worth It
You decide that life isn’t about feeling good, but about feeling great.
You realize that having a good job for the next 30 years is a low bar relative to doing what you love.
You know that you could be in a relationship that makes you far more fulfilled.
But, most importantly, you don’t see striving to make your life the best it can be as “hard,” but as simply what you love to do.
It’s hard to settle for what you don’t want, and easier to go for what you do want when you:
Love digging deeper.
Love challenging yourself to new limits.
Love getting out of your comfort zone.
Love finding ways to optimize your life and do more of things you want.
Love deleting that Easier Not To Do List…