Life is simple

While reflecting on past blog posts related to personal development, I’ve recently come to a conclusion about life: perhaps things are simpler than we think they are.

Yes. Life is relatively simple, and the big decisions are simple to make. They are just hard to carry out. It just happens there is a lot that can make things complicated: emotions, people, relationships, sunk costs, etc.

Here are some examples:

The most important lesson I’ve ever learned? If you want something, just do it.

Want to create a new habit? Commit to it and change your wants to wills.

Want to achieve a goal? Again, commit to it.

Feel different and don’t know what to do? Own it, embrace it, and make it you.

It goes on.

Want to talk to a girl? Just do it. She may reject you, but you can try.

Is your gut telling you to break up with your girlfriend? It is probably right. Just do it.

Does your current career path feel wrong? It probably is. It won’t be easy, but if you work hard at it, you can be effective at something else you enjoy more.

This realization is gives you incredible freedom.

Have a problem?

Stop thinking about all the complexities. At the end of the day, there is a simple answer that is right.

What is the answer? Deep down in your gut, you probably already know.

Just do it.

Have you realized this at all? Do you have your own additions from your experience? I would love to hear about them 🙂

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P.S. This is post number #33 in a 100 day blogging challenge. See you tomorrow!

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