Why you should be doing hard things!
Why should you do hard things? Wouldn’t it be easier to take the… easy path?
The biggest question I want to ask you is, who do you want to become? Do you want to be a person that takes the easy way through life, never really making changes or improving? Or, do you want to be the person who looks challenges in the eye and says “come AT me, bra”?
Think about it this way; the easy path is the one you’re on currently. You’re overeating, under moving, and thinking the same thoughts every day- producing the same results. This is your easy right now, this is where you’re comfortable (even though I know you’re not- because you want to change). You know what this feels like, you know the results that this produces.
What isn’t easy is making the decision not to overeat and to move your body more, to think thoughts that build you up instead of tear you down. This might be unknown territory for you, which can be scary! Remember, your brain wants to stay the same; staying the same is safe, it’s comfortable.
Alternatively, you want to change. You’re sick and tired of being overweight, waking up tired, not feeling comfortable in your clothes (don’t even think about being naked), and having zero confidence to do the things you want to do. Feeling confident, sexy, and loving yourself are foreign concepts. It’s hard becoming the person you so desperately want to be.
Change is uncomfortable, and scary, and new. Change means making new decisions and going against everything that you’ve been doing up until this point. Change is hard.
So why should you do hard things?
Because you’re tired of feeling this way. Because you want a different outcome, a different result, a different life.
You want to change. You want to lose the weight, feel confident in your body, have the energy to play with your kids, you want to be the person that does what she says she’s going to do, you want to be strong.
This means that you need to do the hard things.
You need to show up as this new version of yourself, every damn day.
You need to change the dialog you have with yourself, change your thoughts to reflect this new version of yourself, because constantly telling yourself that you’re fat and ugly will not create the change you’re looking for.
You need to put in the hard work.
You need to become the person who sees a challenge and laughs at it, because you know you can handle any hard thing, because you’ve already faced harder things.
Every day you’re faced with choices who define who you are. Every day you have a new opportunity to become the person you want to be, but becoming that person means that you must do the hard things.
What would happen if you started doing one hard thing a day? What kind of person would you become? What would change?
I know you’re strong enough to do all the hard things, because you’ve already made it this far in life. You’ve overcome so many hard things and come out stronger than before. You are so freaking capable, so freaking deserving, you are worth it.
So, what hard thing are you going to do today?