The easy route is just so, well, easy. It’s tempting. It calls to us. It naturally beckons and appeals to a yearning for immediate gratification.
But it’s NOT what is best for us in the long run.
Sure, we could look at the circumstances around us today. The pandemic. The closures. The family businesses that so sadly may not recover. The furloughed or laid-off workers wondering where the next dollar will appear. There’s fear, sadness, grief, and despair.
So, we can give up. We can say we’ve had enough. We can throw a middle-finger to everything, and flop on the couch. But here’s a thought: maybe we should dig a little deeper within + interpret how we feel with raw honesty.
Here’s what I think: We’re angry. We’re worried. And, maybe a bit lonely for whatever the norm may be that typically fills your void. Anger is the thread that ties all three together in a potentially paralyzing trifecta.
But know this: anger is not a bad thing. It’s an emotion given from Above. Therefore, it holds purpose.
If we look at anger closely, it’s an effective teacher. Through anger we can find direction, understanding and, yes, fueled determination.
Think of a body that hurts. It’s how our physiological realm signals that something’s off; there’s physical injury. So it is with anger. When we analyze anger, we interpret our emotional voice saying, ‘Okay sister, enough is enough.’
So, while anger IS a healthy emotion, what we DO with anger is either good or bad. Our actions can make or break. So feel the anger and embrace it. Define it. And use it as motivation toward positive action. To take no excuses. To turn from the easy road, refusing to submit to life’s temptations only meant for our harm. No, embrace the anger and get busy. Rely on no one else to push you in a forward momentum. Do it yourself, and for yourself. Just get busy. Within the boundaries of civility and the law, BE RELENTLESS.
It’s so easy to to say, well, I’m not inspired. I’m not doing anything today. And if you feel that way, first, know it’s okay. It’s normal. But, be better. ESPECIALLY if you feel that way, get up and get ‘er done. Or at least progress, even if just by a half-step.
Let’s not allow this pandemic to control us any more than the law requires. Let’s find ways to take control. This is our life. So, let’s be relentless. Let’s move forward with our goals–whether they matter to anyone else or not. They’re your goals. Move ’em forward.
Let’s get off the couch and go for a walk. Find a hiking trail. Take the furry Fido for a jog around the block. Drop and do 10 pushups. Do some crunches. Just do something in a positive momentum.
Friends, let’s make a pact… let’s each be relentless in our own journeys this May. Life is tough. We must be tougher. We must overcome. We must keep moving forward. The more we act with relentless diligence? The more easily we’ll see that the tough road was really the easy choice.
Huge hugs, love and peace to you all this May… –Sue