I loved excuses and accepted the status quo. It was easy! I thought the world owed me a living and that I could have it all by cutting corners. I didn’t take no for an answer and I thought I deserved no less. My half-ass attempt to control came to an end with the start of 2011. Hours, days, and weeks of my life were heart-wrenching moments filled with tears, doubts, and fears. I reassured myself that I was in too deep to crawl back out, so I “enjoyed” the ride while rolling in the deep. I continued to dig my hole, believing it was the easiest way out of my struggle. And it wasn’t until I was about to lose sight of the things that mattered, that I finally realized that life would only get better if I stopped “enjoying” the instant gratification of careless choices and started digging myself out of the mess I created, one smart choice at a time.
That’s why choosing easy sucks.
When you choose easy, you complain about your weight and continue to engage in the same habits that got you to that… weight. When you choose smart, you think about what you consume and you adjust your food intake and exercise on a daily basis.
When you choose easy, you expect more of your partner than of yourself. You demand for your partner to treat you right, and you don’t hold yourself accountable for your actions. When you choose smart, you treat your partner like you want to be treated. You want your partner to be tender and loving? Become tender and loving. There’s no smarter way than to act the way you want to be treated.
When you choose easy, you say you want to do Everything! You want to travel like Christine does! Or you want to be a mom like Sarah is! Or you want a book deal like Torre has. But…you make excuses. You have no time, money, and you have a real job! You don’t have the energy to be like Sarah is. And you just couldn’t, under no possible way, follow your man on a sailboat, like Torre did. When you choose easy, excuses are the norm to your life.