“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~Thomas Edison
I don’t know about you all, but I frequently feel like life is a constant learning lesson. The lesson the universe is pressing upon me right now is “to do the hard thing”. In this 24-hour techno-distraction world, I feel like
me a lot of us have lost the notion of hard work. It’s so much easier to sit in front of the computer, or flip through a magazine wishing for things, like a flourishing, weeded garden; or an organized laundry room; or to be physically fit; or to have more artwork created or, or, or…
But the truth is those things don’t happen by wishing, they happen by choosing to do the hard thing. I think
I’ve we’ve lost the satisfaction inherent in working hard. I’ve been purposefully staying away from the computer for the last couple of weeks just so I could do the hard thing. The hard thing of yard work, the hard thing of cleaning up my pit of a laundry room, the hard thing of not eating the cookies and the potato chips… Okay, in the interest of being honest, I’ve also been preparing for a whole lot of company at my house for Marshall’s graduation. And because I have chosen to avoid the hard thing for so long it has been a a bit overwhelming. But bit by bit, as I’ve been working my butt off, things are getting done. And you know what, it FEELS REALLY GOOD! So, what hard thing have you been avoiding that would feel really good to get done?
(the photo doesn’t really go with this post unless you wish you could fly a plane, but are too lazy to actually take the classes to learn how to fly a plane. : )