I don’t want to work hard anymore…I’m done with working hard.
It’s crazy to hear myself say this but hear me out …
The last 10 years of my life has been an obsessive pursuit to be the “hardest worker in the room”. I HAD TO prove that I was able and willing to work harder than anyone.
In fact, had plans on getting that title tattooed on my body, literally and figuratively.
I thought if I pushed, struggled, and suffered harder than anyone else around me, that that would somehow equate to some sort of peacefulness and joyfulness within me.
And I think that alot of us think that way.
I mean, why would we think otherwise?
Working HARD is what we’ve been taught to do our entire lives.
If we want anything, we must work HARD. We’re told to:
Where people get confused, including me, is that your persistence & resilience to work is absolutely essential and desirable.
You can’t just be a lazy pile of poop and expect to feel good about yourself or achieve anything.
We need challenge to grow.
But we don’t need to make it HARD.
When we do things HARD, we do things out of fear - fear of not getting what it is we‘re working for.
And for me, that mentality ended up in a constant state of panic, worry, anxiety, and it never being good enough.
But when I started working, training, eating out of a place of peace and joy, oh man did EVERYTHING CHANGE.
With this simple shift in mindset, I spend less time worrying and more time experiencing this amazing life we’ve been given.
Bad days don’t take as much of a toll on me. I still struggle, but I can go through it untouched because I realize that I create the experience I want to feel.
If I choose to feel absolutely wonderful, everything I look at looks wonderful.
Just like when I choose to feel miserable, everything i look at becomes miserable.
When you can grab hold of this “thing” that makes life awesome, that’s when you hit a new level.
What experience would you like to live?
A joyful, peaceful life or a stressed,hard life?