“If you could choose the easy way or the fun way, which would you choose?
Hint: Looking for the easy way usually means you’re messing with the “cursed hows.”
Right! The fun way.
The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com
Like the Rocky song: “There is no easy way out, there is no shortcut”. The crazy thing is that when we do find an easy way to anything, we always second guess ourselves anyways. We always wonder why or how is it so easy? There must be a catch. We then ignore our inner voice, our gut instinct and end up doing it the hard way. Why go through it? Might as well travel the fun path to accomplish the task right? At least the journey wouldn’t be boring or excruciating. Imagine if you work like crazy, sacrifice everything, struggle, waste months and months on a venture, ignore your family and friends when inviting you to fun things to do, basically you are putting everything into that venture. Let’s just say everything crumbles down and you lose everything. Wouldn’t be the result more devastating at this point versus if you would have taken the time to enjoy the journey and spent time with family and friends and create a good balance between work and fun? You might think that if you do have fun while working towards your goals and the end results wouldn’t be what you expect, you might say to yourself:” I didn’t give my best, or I didn’t sacrifice enough, or I didn’t put everything i should have or this or that or whatever else”. You immediately start concluding that the end result is solely your fault and no external factors could be involved in the success or failure of your venture.
We reap what we sow and most times, we accuse ourselves for not giving enough time or put energy in whatever we do to accomplish our tasks to reach ultimate happiness. We start blaming ourselves for our demise, which in some case can be our fault but not when other factors are involved in the equation of life. As long as you create a good balance, a sturdy structure to make your life more fun and not forgoing what life has to offer, whatever journey you take will never end up in disappointment because of the path you took when creating balance with everything you do. You are aloud to have fun.
Dr. Dan Amzallag, PhD