Choose Your Hard

Once in a great while, something life changing happens. It could be something you see. Maybe something you experience. Or simply something you hear. But when it does, it stops you in your tracks. It makes you think. And it reminds you that life is short. That we only have a few decades to chase our dreams. 

For me, it was something I heard a week or so ago. And it resonated so deep inside of me it was all I could think about – for days. Even now, I can’t get it out of my head.

Choose your hard.

What does that mean? Simply put – this or that.

The first thing that slammed into my head when I figured it out was ‘What’s harder?” Not writing because (insert various excuses here), or just writing anyway? Life is always going to happen. Too much of one thing, too little of another. Stress, irritations, distractions. They’re always going to be there. Every. Single. Day. And I can either keep letting those things rule my life – or I can find every moment I can to just keep telling my stories.

The next thought that followed was, “What’s harder?” Doing it (insert whatever ‘it’ is here) no matter what – or living with regrets for the rest of my life?”

Choose your hard…

Yeah. That statement – and those thoughts – seem to be on a loop now. I hear them off and on all day, every day.

So I’m making changes. Some, I’ve already started. Some will take a little time. Some will take longer than that. But now that I’ve remembered I have hopes and dreams, it’s time to figure out how to make them happen.

Life changing? You betcha! I wrote it down and fastened it to the top part of my desk. Right in front of my face. I highlighted it so it stands out like a neon sign. 

Choose your hard.

When I first started to write this post, I was going to title it, “I suck.” Then I realized that while I did suck – in a major way the past couple of years – I’m not going to anymore. I’ve chosen my hard.

If it resonates with you like it did with me, maybe it’ll change your life like it’s changing mine. Maybe you’ll start to feel the excitement and hope that welled up in me – and hasn’t diminished – well up inside you too.

It’s a good feeling.

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