Difficult to Easy.
“If you do what is easy, your life will be hard.”
“If you do what is hard, you life will be easy.”
Champions don’t win one championship to become the best in history. They win millions of little fights, mental and physical. Don’t make that excuse that everyone has different opportunities; let the lazy people make excuses. Arnold could have slept in, skipped days, skipped meals or left the gym early. If you think Arnold woke up every day pissing excellence feeling great, or if you don’t think Matt Fraiser had people telling him he wasn’t going to succeed or things weren’t going to work out for him, you are mistaken.
The only difference is consistency, execution, and eventually mastery; because no one is born with these advantages, they equate to success. One saying in life is true,” If you do what is easy, your life will be hard.” For every roadblock in life, you have friends, sleep, work, depression or whatever it is that can always break you down or build you up. Simply because of how you look at difficult. You can change the way you see it, by changing how you look at it. You should smile every time you find something difficult; hell you should laugh at it because this is just the beginning of your trials and tribulations. You need each and every win, each and every step to get to the next level.
How do I Change?
The struggle to get up out of bed can be painful if you don’t know what you want. People like to look at the distance between where they are today and where they aspire to be. This causes people to want to change their routine drastically overnight but, realistic long-term change is the goal. Humans love homeostasis, routine, and our comfort. Everyone, not just you thinks they deserve more. That’s fine, that’s how our brains work and that’s normal. A small percent of us, however, actually need more than normal. This is where the “tipping point” occurs; because our brains guide the way we think to be more subtle, gentle and less radical. Success is not subtle and champions are not gentle.
When these life-changing moments are in front of us most people aren’t ready; because it’s not in most peoples routines, most people aren’t conditioned, haven’t trained and not practiced. These are the same people that didn’t get out of bed in time and wonder why they’re late. These type of people still show up, but wonder why they lose. These type of people work out but only give 50%. You have to start building your mental strength routinely just like your body or you start to lose it.
If you chose to lose at every morning, lift, job or to back-down; it’s because you hesitated, got scared and let your brain find an excuse. You have to own up to the choices you make and honor them like they honor you. If you want a more honorable life, you know you have to make more honorable choices. You don’t have to know that you going to win; because you know that you’re not gonna lose and that’s enough. The difference between the champions and losers is giving your brain no option besides forward. Mentally acknowledging your backs against the wall and you’re going f***ing forward; end of the conversation, time to execute.
How vs why
You don’t have to understand how to grow or build; you just need to move in your own direction for whatever your reason is. I guarantee if you let the world determine your next move you’ll be in the same spot or worse next year. Find whatever it is inside of you that makes you. This is something maybe you’re excited about when you wake up and thinking about when you go to sleep. Now, this doesn’t have to be a clear picture, just an idea or framework to keep you grounded, structured and focused. It can literally be just a word or saying that has a meaning to you.
Now we’ve created people who are starving for change and hungry more. Your hunger doesn’t disappear when it’s raining, when you’re tired or when you’re sad, or even when you’re lonely. Hold that feeling close and don’t forget it; so that when your down at your lowest wanting to roll over and die, you can call upon that hunger; because that hunger is still there growing. That’s a gift, that’s a drive to do today what others will not; so tomorrow you can have what they can not.
It’s 80% mental and 20% how-to that stops people from getting things done. You may not know exactly how to do it, but stop psyching yourself out and just go for it. You don’t need a how if your why is strong enough; because it will carry you through the hard times. Continue to give 100% in everything you do so that way it carries over into your life you never know where it will take you.