Since I started this series, it’s become obvious that there’s more than three ways to skin this cat. First, the way to be more like you is to be honest about what you believe. The second thing was ‘stop caring about what other people think about you.’ Today we’ll unpack the phrase, “Choose Your Hard.”
Do you know anybody who has a hard choice to make?
I bet you do.
I bet you’re one of them.
Hard choices are just a reality of life.
The thing that makes choices so difficult is that we know that
when we choose one thing, we don’t choose the other.
We lose the choice.
And no one likes to lose.
Ultimately, we’re afraid to make choices because
every choice has consequences.
Good and Bad.
What if I make the wrong one?
How can I make the right one?
Choose Your Hard
If you’re an adult, every choice has a difficult side to it — not bad, just difficult. Regardless of which job you choose, it’s going to be hard because you have to do the work. Regardless of who we choose to love and be faithful to, it’s going to be hard because we can’t control them, we can’t change them, we have to love, accept and forgive. Every time we choose, we choose a hard, something that’s going to require a lot of work and create discomfort. While it may look like it’s going to be easy, it’s not.
You just haven’t seen the hard yet.
If you want to be more of you are, who you were meant to be, you have to know yourself well enough to understand what you are willing to put up with. You have to be wise and Choose Your Hard. When you look at a choice you have to make, get honest about the downsides that are going to inevitably show up. Who are the people you are going to be around? Can you stick with them when they act insane? Can you do the work even when you don’t want to? Can you keep showing up, even when it’s hard? If the answer is ‘Yes,’ and that’s a hard you’re willing to live with, own that!
When we are able to own our choices, we are the most ourselves.
In the words of J.K. Rowling:
“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
So, what are you going to do?
The choice is yours.