You’re here to make a difference.
What makes a difference in our life?
I don’t have all the answers because I am not a self-help guru. What I can say from my experience is that, one of the ways to make a difference is to do something easy to do but not easy to finish strong.
Here are some examples:
- Jogging is easy to do. It also makes us feel great. But jogging 42.195 kilometers (26.219 miles) — that is, running a full marathon — is difficult to finish strong.
- Learning something new is easy. It’s also fun. But it’s not easy to keep learning something new for 365 days in a row every year.
- Showing gratitude is easy. It also makes us happy. But doing so under any circumstances — even when we are extremely unhappy — is not easy.
In our life, there are always many things that seem difficult, but if we carefully observe and deconstruct them, they can be separated into a series of easy things.
The key is to keep doing something easy, no matter what happens to us. Determination, dedication, perseverance, call it what you will, are the process of doing easy things relentlessly without getting tired of doing them.