How often do you use the phrase, “Easier said than done?”
Wouldn’t it be great if there were some kind of short cut in life? A magic pill? A quick fix? If only there was a way to get the things you want, have the relationships you need, be the person you want to be and have people respect and value you, ALL WITHOUT ANY EFFORT?
Easier said than done. But what we really need to say is:
- I don’t want to commit to making myself better.
- I can’t find the time.
- It’s too uncomfortable.
- I’m afraid of change.
- People will judge me.
- I don’t want to put in the effort.
- It’s too hard.
- I don’t have the money.
- I’m not good enough.
- I’m afraid of failing.
- I don’t have the energy.
- I’m too worried about what people think.
- I don’t want to step out of my comfort zone.
- I don’t want anyone mad at me.
- I don’t know enough to succeed.
- I don’t know where to start.
We often say we want security and comfort. The irony is that security and comfort are the very things keeping us from pursuing what we really want in life. We seem to tell ourselves that we are “stuck”. The reality is we are choosing this. It’s easier. It’s familiar. We don’t have to rock the boat. We don’t have to step out of our comfort zone. WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE ACTION.
Easier said than done. It kills dreams. It tramples on successes. It destroys hope and it breeds inaction.
The value of anything is based directly on the effort needed to obtain it.
If you find yourself coming up with a lot of reasons you can’t do something, why it’s never going to change, why something isn’t working, why someone has an unfair advantage or any other excuse that keeps you from taking action, you’re on a slippery slope.
Don’t fall for your own excuses. Challenge yourself. Be better. Do better. You deserve better.
Easier said than done. You’re worth more than the EASY route.