Today I'd like to talk to you about hard vs easy. This week, I have a very busy week and when I got up this morning (at 5 something!?!), I knew I needed a reframe. I have so much to do this week - lots of commitments - and I was already setting myself up for the 'can't wait until this week is over' mind frame. I have to stop myself or my week flies by and I'm not happy and I'm not experiencing life - I'm just surviving and getting by. That's not what I want for my life.
So where do I pick it up from here? Well, I find that when we are constantly saying 'this is going to be hard', then guess what? In our minds, we've already set ourselves up to expect that. So even if the things that we have to do aren't that hard, we are focusing on what is difficult about those tasks. So, a reframe is needed. This week, for me, is very busy. However, a lot of it is writing and preparing for several talks I'm working on. If I really think about it, I love writing and speaking, so shouldn't this be enjoyable for me? Then answer is YES! And I know that when I get into it, I LOVE the prep work. I love researching and discovering new facts. I enjoy thinking of stories to back my points. So, why am I dreading this week and all of its work? Good question! I should be anticipating it with job and vigor - some great things to jump into and relish! This is NOT hard but what I do for a living. And the reason I do it is because I love it.
My reframe: yes, I have a lot to do (not going into denial...) but I love what I do and I'm good at it. I want these talks to be not just good but excellent so I will work at getting them just right. I anticipate great results from my efforts this week.
So, hard or easy? How about busy and pleasurable? I like it!