Giving Into Easy

I go through dips in my life where I just want to give up. (Why am I doing this? How could I possibly think I — of all people — can make a difference.) I fall into a haze of self-pity and frustration in myself.

But then I catch myself. (I’m giving into easy again.)

Feelings of frustration and angst are a natural part of pursuing a difficult goal.

It’s easier to give in to watching people talk about growing your business on YouTube than it is to take action on your own business.

It’s easier to get caught up in the news (I need to stay ‘informed’ because I said so) than it is to go for a walk or have deep conversations with loved ones.

It’s easier to stick with the status quo than to challenge your comfort zone and get into your discomfort zone.

It’s easier to be in the crowd than it is to be on stage.

It’s easier to let things slide than to keep them together.

It’s easier to say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing than be something.

Easy will always be an option we can make at any crossroads.

There will always be easier things we can do, and even more, easier things to do after that, but easy won’t change your life or get you where you want to go.

Never Give Into Easy.

Easy isn’t going to make your dreams happen.

Easy isn’t going to change you.

Easy isn’t going to make your life extraordinary.

Extraordinary takes effort. (which sounds like hard work.. because it is — and it’s worth it)

Never give in to easy, when your mind, body and spirt whispers easy, stop and do the opposite.

Do The Opposite.

Work hard. Make decision. Learn from failures. Ask. Apologize. Do something.

Something is always better than nothing.

Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner 


Grit is what makes us stronger.

It’s what leads us to a thriving life.

 — doing the legwork.

— Taking the necessary steps to get there. (you know… there)

— To be who we want to be.

Hustle, Heart, Effort, Grind, Action..

You can’t climb a mountain by just dreaming about it —

or half *ssed, or only doing it once.

Achievement takes more than one-and-done. It’s takes grit.

But there’s also one more component: Rest

Without grit there are no gains. Without rest there is no rejuvenation.

Habit both and you’ll truly thrive.


“Hustle it’s the most important word. Ever.” — Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you have no time to rest, it’s exactly the right time.” — Mark Twain



Josh Waggoner

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