Do hard things 2.0…

“Life is difficult.” M. Scott Peck

“Pain is inevitable. Misery is a choice.” Me

“Life is struggle.” Karl Marx

“Life is suffering.” Buddha

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Jesus

All righty then, I guess we can pretty much agree on the notion that life is hard. You and I will know we’ve made some semblance of peace when we begin to find joy in doing hard things well. You can do what is easy now, and life will eventually get hard. You can do what is hard now, and eventually life will get easier – eventually you will learn to do hard things well. Pain is inevitable. Misery is a choice. You choose. Your choices have consequences.

Slow down and reflect. What kinda choices are you making? Did you choose to do the hard thing in front of you or push it off on another? Did you choose to do the hard thing with your problem? Did you choose to do the hard thing with your wife? Did you choose to do the hard thing with your team? Did you choose to do the hard thing with your life? Slow down and reflect, friend.

Wanna learn to do hard things well? Start doing them poorly now. Do hard things. Good…

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  1. What a great reminder Chet! We will face all kinds of adversity, we will be disappointed by family, friends and co-workers and life will seem really unfair at times…..AND I have no control over any of that with one exception……HOW I CHOOSE to RESPOND! Always working on ME first, not trying to change my wife, my co-worker or family. Simply choosing to do the hard work of developing those positive habits that will make all the difference in my own behavior and in my life. AND before you know it, a new path opens up that seemed closed for the longest time!
    For an old Kansas Hayseed your writing sounds halfway intelligent!
    What about my Wildcats beating Louisville in Football yesterday…….Great win!

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