You Can Do The Hard Things

Former US President Theodore Roosevelt’s wise words:

"Nothing on the globe is worth having or worth doing unless this would mean effort, pain, difficulty... I have never during my life envied an individual who led an uncomplicated life. I have envied many people who led difficult lives and led them well."

These positive, wise words can, unfortunately explain away negative situations for instance “advance aging” because advanced aging is often times the result of backing far from doing hard things, especially regarding our health and wellbeing.

In life, we’re also constantly lured to take “the path of least resistance” because, well, it is the easiest and in most cases the quickest way. But easy will not translate to improve nor will it translate to growth. Easy results in lazy. And, when it comes to our health and wellness, lazy means disease and “advanced-aging.”

An Exchange of Energy –

Have you ever really gotten anything of lasting value in your lifetime without a certain amount of valuable/energy/ monetary exchange? Certainly nothing which includes any lasting value comes free because it is all totally an energy exchange.

When we put just a little energy into accomplishing or achieving something, the “little” value we receive back matches. But when we push the envelope and challenge ourselves to try and do the harder thing, to arrive at beyond our current limits, our ROI grows expoentially.

There’s no better demonstration of this than weight training in the gym – one of the finest things we could do to sculpt the body and strengthen our muscles. What’s hard today, will never be after many repetitions. Enjoying the benefits that stronger muscles provides us demands that individuals continually challenge ourselves with the help of more weight.

There isn’t gain in everyday life without getting some sort of stretch/pain. It’s called evolutionary growth and all of human emotional, mental and physical challenges hold within them the maximum opportunity for growth.

Rather than stop the “hard stuff,” we should see the “silver lining” hidden within the tough stuff and prevent running far from a race we can easily never win.

Perceptions are Key

Shifting our perceptions could be the starting point. Seeing challenges as opportunities for growth would be the clear respond to confronting fear and eliminating its paralyzing effects. Challenges boost our adrenalin as well as output and increase our heartbeat but not exactly the same way as a “fight or flight” response would.

Different hormones are let go of when we’re facing challenges; we’re far more concerned and competent to access our mental and physical faculties easier.

We’ve become weak as humans, literally and figuratively because we “take using the easy way out” too frequently. This explains the reasons we’re also currently experiencing a worldwide health crisis.

We wish to be healthier but it is “too not easy to lift weights or spend some time to go to the gym

We desire to be healthier however it’s too tough to let go of unnecessary easy things eating up time

We strive to be healthier however it is “way too hard .” to quit our destructive diet instead of nutrient dense foods

We desire to be healthier but we do not want to make time to cook and prep our very own meals. It’s too much and so we go for “junk foods”… (the thing fast about junk food is how quickly they destroy our health and wellbeing).

We strive to be healthier but want it to be a gift, not something we’ve earned through “hard work” and like a reward for adjusted lifestyles

We wish to be healthier without putting forth any “hard effort”

Easy doesn’t push the envelope. Life is not established to operate this way. Life is set up to be a reward – cooperation system. What you set up, you will get out. It’s really that straightforward.

Opportunity is missed by the majority of people because it is donning overalls and appearance like work.

-Thomas A. Edison

Pushing challenges aside and continuing to opt for the easiest way sends obvious messages to the minds and to body that were satisfied with our lot in daily life. Life returns a similar to us and as an alternative to pushing the entranceway to new opportunity available or healing us internally, it begins the operation of sedentary decay.

The raw facts are, we have been either planning a forward direction by tackling the "hard stuff" or we subtly move inside ourselves a negative direction by keeping our comfortable zone of safety.

Success at anything is directly associated with sacrifice. Sacrifice generally means quitting something so they could earn something else.

The "good" all of us are searching for in your everyday living is cleverly involved with a willingness to tackle the "hard things" as an alternative to wimp with the easy ones. Our current health status would be the perfect example and reason to start tackling the "hard things."

It’s time we traded our “easy path” false delusions about getting healthy for most real growth “hard solutions” because we can’t move forward or heal completely from any health crisis, personal or global until we address the reasons. If we haven’t focused on and addressed the original causes, it is simply a matter of time before another global health catastrophe reappears cleverly disguised in a very “different virus or disease.”

“It s better to make many small procedures in the right direction instead of make a great revolution only to stumble backward.”

Carolyn Hansen -Your Go To Health & Fitness Specialist

“I help clients take charge of the health before circumstance removes the choice. If your search for a life of true both mental and physical well-being is really a journey I’ll generate the driver’s seat.”