Our lives are easy.
We have everything at our fingertips.
Knowledge, food, entertainment, everything.
What’s so bad about that?
Nothing really, unless you let it be. This overwhelming amount of information can cause us to not do anything. This is called paralysis by analysis, where there is so much to digest, that we keep looking for something. Something to tell us what to do because we don’t know what to do. We find something that isn’t satisfying, or is so off the wall that it captivates us for only a moment until we move on and repeat this process.
Repeat this process for days, weeks, months, and years. Until we find something that finally checks all those boxes we wanted and then wish we would’ve been doing it all along.
What that “something” boils down to is, consistent, hard work that makes you slightly uncomfortable. It’s making the right choice that will benefit your future self in the long run.
When we have everything at our fingertips instantaneously, we forget what it’s like to earn something. To have delayed gratification, the memories of working hard to achieve what you wanted even when you knew it wasn’t going to be easy.
Our life of ease is killing us, because it’s not making us do anything. We become complacent because our coffee took 10 minutes to be made, or the UberEats driver took “forrreeveerrrruh” to get here. Or what about your spending habits? You throw everything on a credit card even when you know you can’t pay it off immediately. That’s not using a credit card wisely.
Here’s the trick: wake up early, cook your own food, take a cold shower, do your workout somewhere other than the living room, and do it for years. Along the way, find others that do the same thing. Like minded people do great things together, if they’re doing the right things. Those right things usually don’t come easy or quickly, but only through effort.
The barbell your friends are using isn’t going to lift itself. If you need to find a barbell, we have plenty. And there is always room for one more.