Life is a grind.
Life is hard.
Life is difficult.
In today’s society these are things that we don’t like to hear.
As parents we are trying to expose our children to as little difficulty as possible.
We don’t want them exposed to anything that is hard.
We want to make it easier for them. I think that is human nature, not criticizing anyone here.
I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault necessarily it is just the current evolution of things.
To me Rocky summed life up the best:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
This is the absolute truth. Life has always been hard since the beginning of time.
The true warriors are the ones that rise to the challenge throughout history and are successful not just in their own life but in many instances in lifting others up as well.
When you look at successful people of today and the past. They all have one thing in common.
They were able to overcome major obstacles and keep going even when things looked bleak.
Most people quit as soon as things get hard.
That is the difference between winners and losers and it is a metaphor for life.
Now apply this to your lifestyle.
Are you healthy?
If you had to do something physical could you do it?
You see most people want to be in great shape but it is WAY too much work and sacrifice.
Eating crap and not working out is more important.
Winners play the long game.
Losers play the short game.
They need immediate gratification.
At the end of the day if you don’t have your health you have nothing but most people ignore this until it is too late.
Don’t be like most people don’t be average.
Be willing to sacrifice today to enjoy life for the long haul.
I am not saying to be super rigid and never have fun.
And if that is what you are thinking that is complete copout.
It’s as simple as picking your spots.
When are you going to let loose and when are you going to reign it in.
Where is the balance?
You know where it should be.
Do you have goals?
Are you tracking progress in certain areas of your life or are you letting your life be ruled by your boss and shitty circumstances?
Once you accept that life is a grind and when you embrace it things get easier, trust me.