The BS Files are kinda like the X-files – full of myths and urban legends and mysterious things. I feel that it is my duty to tackle them (occasionally). Because, you know, the truth is out there…it feels like time to return to the case files.
So here’s Case #3. Anything worth having is a struggle. Bullsh*t!
There are so many versions of the “anything worth having” is hard myth – they each are a variation on the theme that you have to pay the price, fight for, suffer, go through pain, is gonna be hard, go to hell and back…
Ugh. That’s all puritan work ethic b.s. It just doesn’t always have to be hard.
We don’t always have to suffer and sacrifice.
Sometimes we will choose to sacrifice, and sometimes we will suffer – because we are alive.
Sometimes we will achieve great things and they will seem easy, because we have prepared and planned and studied.
Sometimes we get miracles. And they are worth having.
Sometimes we will need to work hard and be challenged and work through struggles.
Some people are easy to love.
Some good things are easy. And they are still sweet.
We are always learning how to make things easier! Ease is worth pursuing, pain is worth avoiding.
Here’s the deal. Sometimes we create a struggle, just because we think it is a necessary precursor to something being “worth it” and that’s where the BS lives. That’s just drama.
So sometimes it’s a struggle and sometimes it isn’t.
Being hard is not the criteria for whether or not something is worth having – we decide whether something is worth having.
Worth having – not always a struggle. Case closed.
And remember, in all things – progress, not perfection!