It's not hard because you're doing it wrong, it's hard because you're finally doing it right
It’s not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re finally doing it right - Glennon Doyle
Life isn’t easy.
Yet we’re often fooled into thinking so.
And that we’re somehow less than if we can’t find our ‘zen’ or that we’ve failed somehow if we find tasks harder than our peers.
But that’s not true.
It’s a lie we tell ourselves to feel more comfortable because the uncomfortable truth is that being human is hard.
Life is hard.
No one can escape this despite our hardest efforts.
Your neighbour’s life is hard.
Your best friend’s life is hard.
Their hard might look different to yours but it’s hard nonetheless.
Avoiding this truth causes greater suffering.
We’re just delaying our pain. Numbing our emotions and waiting around for an ease we think we’re ‘owed’.
Accepting this truth allows you to embrace life and ‘own’ all of the emotions that comes with it.
Both the good and the bad.
How do you know happy without sad?
How do you know a good piece of toast without burning a few slices first? (Asking for a friend 🤷🏼♀️)
When thinking about autonomy and our ability to act on our own values and interests, we can often think of this as making decisions that bring us happiness.
But life is also about choosing your hard.
That’s what makes it worth it.
Whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, maintenance, recovery or something else, please stop and appreciate yourself for a moment.
Appreciate your commitment to being uncomfortable so that you can grow into a more true and authentic version of yourself.
Because whatever your goal is, we all just want to feel a little bit better then the day before. We all just want to feel connected.
And that sh*t is hard.
Not because you’re doing it wrong.
But because you’re doing it right.
You’re stepping out of your comfort zone and feeling it all because you trust that it’s worth it on the other side.
And it is.
So keep going, my friends.
I’ll see you on the hard side 🤟
Big love, Meg 💛✨