This is what comes with it
The Right Thing To Do
I was recently inspired by a podcast from one of my favorite authors and speakers. He was referencing a story and relating to following your calling. I’ve listened to the 10 minutes of the podcast at least 10 times in the week. He says that a mantra that he likes to use when something that he’s passionate about or dedicated to gets difficult is simply;
“This is what comes with it.”
“You already know what the right thing to do is…you just gotta do it.” - Jocko Willink
I will readily admit that I have a hard time with this idea because day-to-day life doesn’t seem that black and white. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE excuses. “I can’t train today because I’m too busy with work and kids.” That excuse moves into nutrition. “Of course I can have that infinite list of sugar-bombed foods because I’ve already failed the day. I’ll do better tomorrow.”
The truth in all of this is that I really do know what the right thing is. The other truth is so do you.
“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Over the course of the past 38 years I’ve made a lot changes.
In my teenage years, I would change the crowds that I hung out with. This was relatively easy to do, especially in the 90s. All I had to do was make changes to clothes I wore and what music I claimed to like.