When you start up on a challenge, the first six days don’t seem so challenging. One time I decided to start exercising. I had my focus on doing squats so that I could firm my thigh muscles. I had the mental picture of the figure I would get after my exercise had done it’s work and I couldn’t wait to start. The first three days were fired up. On the fourth day though, I could barely move my legs. I was suffering from pains all over my legs it was even impossible to walk.
I was so motivated to see myself through it all that I painfully kept at the exercise. The pain was just too much… Each squat was laced in numbing pain till I couldn’t take it anymore. My admiration for firm hips was quickly toppled over by my need to relieve my pain. I didn’t complete my exercise and my hips didn’t shape up.
Actually, it is a personal problem… Leaving things Midway and halfway. I start with so much zeal but when the tough gets going, I find myself reclining and forming excuses. Well, that is why I said, this is a journey for you and me. We are shaping each other, motivating each other and helping each other overcome our weaknesses.
At this point in my blog, I feel the tough getting on. My zeal is starting to die out but unlike the other days when I stopped and threw my hands up, I am keeping at it to the end. This is not just for me but for you all. I want you to see how dedicated I am to keeping this journey on and motivate you to walk it with me.
Nothing worth having in life is easy. Easy come, easy go. Anything you get easily also leaves you as easily. That is why we must train our brains to push past the pain. Average people settle for the average. They don’t like straining too much that is why they aim for the comfort zone. They don’t like to toil through utilizing their potential so they just do just what is enough to get them through the day.
Hard is the curtain that divides the Best from the just good. Life gives you bad and good… But how much you handle the hard will make you own the best or the worst. If you struggle to make it through the hard, you fall into a promised land of milk and honey. Though, if you live life avoiding the hard, you will live life always in want.
Dieting is hard, so people settle for eating anything and everything. Sooner or later, they get laid down over lifestyle diseases. Being yourself is hard, so people end up following the masses. Later, they end up direction less and confused, having done nothing with their life than wander around trying to fit in crowds. Entrepreneurship is hard… So you stick to a job that you hate and that exploits you. Earning meager salary while your energy is drained daily. Till you are old with nothing to show for all your years of toiling. Reading a book is hard, so you watch Netflix instead (not that it’s bad). Till it kills your creativity and your sense of reality. There is a prize to pay for avoiding the hard and most times, the prize can cost you your life.
Bite your lip, take a breathe and take that leap of faith… Then plunge into that task you think is too hard for you. Once you have gotten to the other side, the sense of accomplishment that will wash over you will have you looking at yourself with a new degree of respect. After these 21 days are over, I will look back at the journey we have traveled and plant a flag at the summit of our positive mountain. I will sing, in deep conviction that “No man is limited.” I will courageously tell all that will care to listen that if you push and don’t give up, you will surely make it!
We will take the hard way forward!
We will conquer our way to the top, one positive thought at a time.