Don’t Wish For Easy
"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better."
– Jim Rohn
Think about that for a moment.
The truth is that change is challenging. Often as I work my way through a new recipe or change my timing of meals or even just try to drink more water. I wish it would just be over. I want to be out of the changing part of the situation and be to where it is already done. I don’t like change, it’s hard.
In reality I know that the process of change is actually a curriculum to becoming a better version of myself.
The question is, how are we facing that curriculum?
Are we leaning into it? Am I looking at change and saying bring it on with all of the challenges of doing and being different?
Or am I complaining, wishing that it was easier?
I do both of these. Don’t you? Of course, but the more we shift our perspective from the latter to the former, the better we will be.
Where can you make that shift? I’ve found two areas have helped me the most. Using these two tools have changed my eating so that being healthier is easier for me to tackle.
- Take it one step at a time - don’t try to change everything all at once. Pick something you know will be relatively easy for you to tackle. By picking something easy, it will give you success and propel you forward.
- Be patient with yourself - change isn’t easy. Being perfect is not what you are working towards but figuring out how to change is.
Take one step at a time and give yourself a little grace if it doesn’t go as you expect the first time out.
To your best health,