It’s freaking Friday! H to the yeah! Today we continue to talk about the value of trade-offs. Trade-offs force us to make difficult personal changes. “When you want something you have never had, you have to be willing to do something you have never done.” Otherwise, you will keep getting the same results. Couple of things to remember:
- Change is personal- to change your life, you need to change
- Change is possible- everyone can change
- Change is profitable- you will be rewarded when you change
Change may not always be easy, but it can always be done.
What usually happens is the loss of a trade-off is felt much sooner than the gain.
So guess what that usually turns in to? People quitting! The in-between periods of a transition can be a real challenge. “We want the outcome, but we have to face the end of something we like and face the uncertainty between that ending and the hoped-for new beginning.” A lot of times the change will feel like a loss. A lot of our success with change has to do with our attitude in the process. Focusing on the upcoming benefits will help us to keep a positive attitude.
Most trade-offs can be made at anytime. For example, we can give up bad habits to acquire good ones anytime we have the willpower to make the decision. Health for inactivity, love instead of hate, reading instead of watching TV, playing with the kids instead of letting the iPad babysit them. After a person makes a bad trade-off, they often panic and feel like they have blown it and can never recover. But seldom is that true. Most of the time we can make choices that will help us come back. So in other words, stop using that as an excuse to try again.
I know I say this a lot, accomplishing great things in life does not come easy. But the principles are. Practice good habits, have good intentions, love and serve instead of complain and hate, work your freaking butt off, and love what you do. And just keep on doing it. Over and over and over again. Eventually, the trade off will pay off. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Trade offs furrrrr days, Cram