Cutting Corners

The last five minutes in the sauna are always the most difficult.

It’s uncomfortable. Your heart is racing. Your mind is trying to convince you with every excuse in the book to justify getting out early.

But if you do, you know that you did. Do you know what I mean? It’s a feedback loop of decisions and accountability. 

We feel better when we choose to make every minute count. Aligning our actions with our words makes us want to raise our head a little higher and stand a little taller.

No one is going to notice if you cut corners, or act out of an un-ideal character. No one is going to really notice or care you didn’t hold the door. No one is going to care if you leave the grocery cart near your parking spot instead of taking it back to the store. No one is going to care if you arrive a little late, or leave a little early.

But you’ll know. You’ll care.

Nothing is rarely easy. And if it is, it’s probably not worth doing.

Easy is often choosing inaction over action, comfort over discomfort, short-term over long-term.

But is that really what you want to be?

Of course, it’s not about making things difficult for difficulty’s sake either.

It’s about showing up. It’s about caring. It’s about becoming a better person by being a better person.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1181

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