“You need to do hard things to be happy in life. The things most people avoid, such as those that make you uncomfortable, that are far easier to hide from, that others can’t do for you, that make you second-guess yourself and question how you’re going to find the strength to push forward.
The hard things ultimately build you up and change your life. They make the difference between existing and living, between knowing the path and walking it, between a lifetime of empty promises and one filled with progress and fulfillment.”
We distract ourselves. We procrastinate. We make excuses. We pretend like the hard things that need to get done somehow don’t apply to us and our present life situations. But, of course, that’s not reality.
The real truth about how ordinary people — like you and me — achieve extraordinary happiness and incredible feats of success in their lifetime is that they step out of their comfort zones on a daily basis and do the hard things that their more privileged, talented and qualified peers don’t have the focus, drive or determination to do.
So, let’s make a stand right here, right now, together. Let’s start doing the hard things TODAY! And as we gradually notice our progress stacking up, I guarantee we will be blown away at just how remarkable we really are and just how rewarding life can be.
A Starter Set of Notes to Self for Doing the Hard Things
Note to Self: You need to choose yourself today. – You won’t always be a priority to others, and that’s why you need to be a priority to yourself.
Note to Self: You need to start long before you feel ready. – If you wait until you feel 100% ready, you will be waiting the rest of your life.
Note to Self: You need to let your actions speak loud and clear. – A big part of your life is a result of your choices. And it’s OK to be low-key about it. You don’t need to put everything on social media.
Note to Self: You need to delete the distractions you often engage in. – If it entertains you now but will hurt or bore you someday, it’s just a distraction. Don’t settle.
Note to Self: You need to embrace discomfort for the right reasons. – Everything gets a bit uncomfortable when it’s time to change. That’s just a part of the growth process.”
What will you add to your list?
 http://www.marcandangel.com/2018/07/15/12-notes-to-self-about-the-hard-things-you-need-to-do-to-be-happy/Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.