Wouldn't it be great if that big, red "easy" button actually existed?
Wouldn't it be great if everything always turned out the way that we wanted them to turn out?
Wouldn't it be great if we found "that perfect job" for our lives the very first time and that it was easy to move up in that business without any stress or hard work?
Wouldn't it be great if.....by now you're likely saying something like, "Uh, yeah Mike, that WOULD be great but we all know that's not going to happen the way that you are describing!"
BINGO. But let me continue...
Wouldn't it be great if getting into shape and staying in shape was easy and required no hard work or discipline at all? Watch the advertising and you'll see more and more that a lot of companies are trying to pretty much promise that very thing in their advertisements. But, bottom line is that it just won't work!
GROWTH IS NOT EASY!
You can put that into any category of growth that you'd like and it still comes out the same - IT'S NOT EASY!
"Easy" is staying where you are and accomplishing nothing.
Easy is allowing others to do everything for you and literally take care of you in every area of your life even to the point of physically clothing you, bathing you, grooming you, etc.
Come on...you KNOW that's not what you desire for your life!
"Oh Mike, you're getting a bit extreme with your examples."
NOT AT ALL!
GROWTH IS NOT EASY! It requires learning new things, doing new things, stretching and challenging yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually.
But do not ever forget this point: GROWTH BRINGS LIFE!
Simple illustration: Ask your mother (if she's still alive - if not, ask any woman that has experienced this) if going through pregnancy and the delivery of YOU was easy? Though not easy, GROWTH BRINGS LIFE!
So, friend, take that "easy" button and throw it in the trash! Because in this situation "easy" = LAZY and DEAD!
Stay focused, stay strong and KEEP ON GROWING!
And, as you do so, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"