Imagine one of your life long goals is to write a book. You’ve never formally taken any writing classes and actually almost failed English class in high school. In order to achieve this goal, it’s obvious that you have a lot of work to do. To hone your skills, you’ve decided that you need to practice writing every night, starting right NOW. But usually at night you get high and watch movies. Watching movies would take much less mental effort than writing something creative, so you’d currently much rather melt on the couch and put the writing off until tomorrow or the next day. You’re trapped between knowing what you SHOULD do, and what you FEEL like doing. In order to get closer to a goal like becoming an author, you must learn how to sacrifice short term pleasures for long term goals… and growth is never easy.
“But in improving your life, ease is not the point; growth is the point.” -Brendon Burchard (pg.23)