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Life IS Difficult!

Friday, October 09, 2009

I wanted to share an excerpt from the blog The Launch Coach with you. The blog doesn't have to do with fitness, but rather how to get your internet business going. I share this with you because I feel it also serves the purpose of how to help you understand that it is not always easy in your fitness journey, and to hang in there when the going gets tough.

***** The following is by Dave Navarro (The Launch Coach)
[ Yeah, life is difficult. It really is. But it seems much more difficult than it really is because society is training you to think that it should be easy. Microwave popcorn, drive-thrus, magic pills and instant downloads have conditioned us to expect everything to be easy and push button and if it’s not, then oh-crap-what-is-wrong-with-me-

That’s why we get livid when someone isn’t doing 10 miles over the speed limit, or the drive-through is slow, or *gasp* Twitter is down. We’re trained to believe that trivial things are difficult, and that the things that are actually kind of challenging - well, that’s impossible.

* If you wish/expect/hope things should be easy, then getting out of your comfort zone is
terrifying and paralyzing and something you will never, ever bring yourself to do it. Goodbye big game. It was nice to pretend I really wanted you.

* But if you accept that life is difficult, then it stops being so darn bad. Yeah, it’s a pain sometimes, but you expect it and it’s not so bad simply because you expect it. You know you’ll wince, but you know it’s going to be worth it.

This is the first and most important truth you have to accept if you want to play a bigger game - it’s not going to happen without some uncomfortable stretching. You can’t get there with the muscles that got you here. But you can push yourself, you’ll survive (really), and after you go through the discomfort you’ll be stronger on the other side. ] *****

As the Chinese proverb goes fall down seven times, get up eight. So overcome your adversities, and use them as building blocks and not stumbling blocks.

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    Very inspiring blog!
    2471 days ago
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    Great message. Would be a fantastic speech at a graduation ceremony (or even at a wedding reception.)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Karen in BC
    4157 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    some progress is great.. like the internet.. however some things progress too fast.. like pushing kids through school and then they can't make change on their own or read, or be able to figure out simple problems...everything now is geared toward passing the test.. fast food is not good as people are not learning to cook anymore or to take care of their health.. we just all need to do our part I guess and not look for the easy way all the time.
    4158 days ago
  • LEE907
    It's true /w/ society tyrong to tell us things are easy. I wish it was that simple.
    I just try to take 1 day at a time.
    Great Chinese proverb!

    4158 days ago
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