Ah, the easy life. To get to the point where you can just sit around and do nothing. Have a few million in the bank, do whatever you want every day. Sound familiar?
I'm sure it does.
Seems that the easy life is for sale just about everywhere. And people are buying it. It seems so attractive. Like it's the good life. It doesn't take a lot of thinking to see that it really isn't the good life. Who wants to sit around?
But, that's not really the point.
The point is that if something is easy it's probably not worth very much. People who take the easy way to something they want don't find it to be worth anything when they get it. This is a truth that can't be avoided, no matter how much you try.
Think about it. Who are the people you see easily jogging across the parking lot? The guys who sit on the couch watching the tube and takin' it easy? Or the guys who get after it, cranking out their morning exercise and resisting the creeping bulge?
Those of us who are skiers know that we pay for a lazy summer when we're on-snow at the beginning of the season. And if you've ever hiked for turns at 13,000 feet, you know that you really pay for taking it easy.
Back in the booming days of the Internet, I had friends who made large amounts of money when their companies went supernova. That was a few years ago. What I find interesting is where they are today... right back where they were. In some cases, completely without financial means. The money came too easy. And that made it too easy to spend. It just seemed to disappear.
If you have ever wanted to get in shape, you have learned that the only way to exercise is against resistance. The human body requires resistance to grow. Whether lifting weights, doing bodyweight exercise, running, biking, or sprinting (for more on sprinting as a great way to drop weight fast, check out Coach K here: http://stephenhultquist.com/sprints), you have to work against resistance to grow.
The same is true in life. Physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually... Resistance and discipline create growth.
We'll look at this in detail in an upcoming Mastering Life Letter, so for now, think about how this is true. Getting to the place where you enjoy the resistance is a real significant booster to your growth.
Have you overcome the resistance and joined Mastering Life NOW! yet? Get off the couch.
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