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What If It Didn’t Need To Be Hard?

This all stemmed from a conversation Justin and I were having...

As we were talking he could sense me moving into a primal state and he paused and said to me, “what if it didn’t need to be hard?”

I felt a visceral reaction in my body and it was like everything stopped because I have NEVER considered that things/life didn’t need to be hard.

I had operated from the following beliefs for so long, I had never considered I could experience life differently:

  • Life is hard.
  • Anything worth having is hard to get
  • ​I have to work hard in order to be successful.
  • ​I have to work hard in order to create financial abundance.
  • ​Losing weight is hard.
  • ​Running a business is hard.
  • ​Running a business is hard.

You see a theme here…things/life are hard.

Can you relate to this?

Your brain is a goal-achieving machine and if you think it’s going to be hard, your brain will find ways to make it hard.  You will attract experiences into your life that make things your definition of hard.

Honestly, I am eliminating the word “hard” from my vocabulary because of the meaning it has and the meaning I have been giving it.  I am VERY conscious of the words I use and the meaning I give those words because I understand the power of language.

At one time, I was the person that said it’s important to DO HARD THINGS.  I am a person who did hard things.

It’s not that I am no longer doing things that are challenging and require growth, learning, and expansion...

But, I am using different language and redefining how I view life, events, and things that show up for me.

Trust me, I am not delusional and believe that I will not face challenges and/or obstacles in my life...

However, I am VERY conscious of not saying it’s going to be hard because that feeds my old limiting beliefs and signals to my brain to look for all the ways it will be hard.

I know that I have the ability to decide what my experience will be.

This also made me think about a popular program/challenge that I have seen on my social media lately, 75 Hard.  Most of the behaviors that are part of this involve health and personal growth: drinking more water, reading inspirational books, and working out.

Yet, the name “75 Hard” imprints in your brain that it's hard to do these things... That it’s hard to be healthy and grow as a person.

The name is literally feeding and reinforcing the belief that life is hard, success is hard, and things are hard.

Going back to my original question:  What If It Didn’t Have To Be Hard?

What would you do if it were easy?

What if you are actually making things in your life hard because you believe they are supposed to be?

What if losing weight, being healthy, creating financial abundance, achieving your goals weren’t hard?

Would you be more motivated, inspired, consistent, calm, at ease, and less anxious?

This feels much more in alignment with how I want to be and how I want to feel: peace, calm, joy, gratitude, inspired.

This is operating from a POWERFUL state rather than a PRIMAL state (a subject you can learn more about on episode 92 of The Transformation Show)

Justin & Janell Yule

Hi, We're Justin & Janell Yule

Co-Founders of The Transformation Life

It is our mission to educate, motivate, and inspire you to become the BEST version of YOU!

We hope you enjoy our posts and find great value in them as you progress along your health & fitness journey...

HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!

Justin & Janell Yule

Hi, We're Justin & Janell Yule

Co-Founders of The Transformation Life

It is our mission to educate, motivate, and inspire you to become the BEST version of YOU!

We hope you enjoy our posts and find great value in them as you progress along your health & fitness journey...

HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!

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What If It Didn’t Need To Be Hard?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

This all stemmed from a conversation Justin and I were having...

As we were talking he could sense me moving into a primal state and he paused and said to me, “what if it didn’t need to be hard?”

I felt a visceral reaction in my body and it was like everything stopped because I have NEVER considered that things/life didn’t need to be hard.

I had operated from the following beliefs for so long, I had never considered I could experience life differently:

  • Life is hard.
  • Anything worth having is hard to get
  • ​I have to work hard in order to be successful.
  • ​I have to work hard in order to create financial abundance.
  • ​Losing weight is hard.
  • ​Running a business is hard.
  • ​Running a business is hard.

You see a theme here…things/life are hard.

Can you relate to this?

Your brain is a goal-achieving machine and if you think it’s going to be hard, your brain will find ways to make it hard.  You will attract experiences into your life that make things your definition of hard.

Honestly, I am eliminating the word “hard” from my vocabulary because of the meaning it has and the meaning I have been giving it.  I am VERY conscious of the words I use and the meaning I give those words because I understand the power of language.

At one time, I was the person that said it’s important to DO HARD THINGS.  I am a person who did hard things.

It’s not that I am no longer doing things that are challenging and require growth, learning, and expansion...

But, I am using different language and redefining how I view life, events, and things that show up for me.

Trust me, I am not delusional and believe that I will not face challenges and/or obstacles in my life...

However, I am VERY conscious of not saying it’s going to be hard because that feeds my old limiting beliefs and signals to my brain to look for all the ways it will be hard.

I know that I have the ability to decide what my experience will be.

This also made me think about a popular program/challenge that I have seen on my social media lately, 75 Hard.  Most of the behaviors that are part of this involve health and personal growth: drinking more water, reading inspirational books, and working out.

Yet, the name “75 Hard” imprints in your brain that it's hard to do these things... That it’s hard to be healthy and grow as a person.

The name is literally feeding and reinforcing the belief that life is hard, success is hard, and things are hard.

Going back to my original question:  What If It Didn’t Have To Be Hard?

What would you do if it were easy?

What if you are actually making things in your life hard because you believe they are supposed to be?

What if losing weight, being healthy, creating financial abundance, achieving your goals weren’t hard?

Would you be more motivated, inspired, consistent, calm, at ease, and less anxious?

This feels much more in alignment with how I want to be and how I want to feel: peace, calm, joy, gratitude, inspired.

This is operating from a POWERFUL state rather than a PRIMAL state (a subject you can learn more about on episode 92 of The Transformation Show)