Have you ever noticed that sometimes we want something and it is just so hard to achieve it.
Maybe it’s a job or a business or a relationship.
You study up, work hard, try all the things the “experts” suggest and it’s just damn hard.
Sure, there’s baby step progress, but then you slide back. It sucks.
It feels like pushing rocks uphill.
So what’s easier?
Unless we are masochists, there are some areas in life where things aren’t so hard.
Maybe it’s really easy for you to knit a sweater or make kick-ass cupcakes or every accounting job you apply for is your for the taking.
Do more of what’s easy. It makes life much more fun.
“But I want to be a DANCER!”
If I could do any job in the world, it would be that of a professional modern dancer.
The reality is, however, I am not a good dancer.
Sure, I can keep the beat and clap on 1 and 3, but dancing with someone counting out eights and following choreographed steps…not so much.
I could have studied with the best dancers on earth and just not made a go of things.
So the dream of professional modern dancing had to die.
Working with children in a role as counselor/psychologist has always come easily to me.
The work is fun most of the time. It’s intuitive. Kids and I get each other. When I look for jobs in the role as child therapist, I get the jobs. No effort, no angst. I was once 30 minutes late for a job interview as a school psychologist and got the job. That is crazy when you think about it.
I imagine, my auditions for the Mark Morris dance company would not go as well.
Sometimes we undervalue what comes easily for us. We think, “This is so easy, anyone can do it!” And we seek out challenges. We look for rocks to push uphill.
I can’t dance, I can’t knit and I’m a mediocre cook. I’m so impressed with people who can do those things and I bet a lot of them think their work is no biggie that “anyone can do it.”
If you find yourself living in a state of “hard,” consider pursuing the stuff that is easy. Why push rocks uphill? Running down is so much more fun and rewarding.