Have You Found Easy Street?

Easy Street!  Have you heard of Easy Street?  There’s a song from the musical Annie called Easy Street. It’s pretty funny, but it’s not the kind of Easy Street I am talking about.

 

I love a different kind of Easy Street.  I do. That’s not to say that I don’t like challenges cause I like those too, but not everything has to be hard. Difficult. Insurmountable, does it?

 

So why am I bringing this up today.  Easy Street.

 

Well, it’s because I was having a conversation with my mom a few days ago and she started to talk about working hard. How she and my father have worked hard their whole lives. Then she started to talk about how hard is it to have a successful business and how hard it is to make money.

 

Anyone else ever hear these sentiments from well-meaning family or friends?

 

“Making money is hard”

“Life is hard.”

“You have to sacrifice your happiness and joy to get anywhere in life”

 

I really have an issue with these statements because I used to agree with them. I was brought up to believe that life had to be hard and a constant struggle. I worked myself to craziness and well, it wasn’t much fun.

 

What changed?

 

Me. My mindset.

I changed my mindset.

So how does that work?

 

Well, by changing our mindset and choosing ease over difficulty. By choosing to change those statements and forming our own new ones that reflect our change in mindset.

For example

Life is hard, becomes Life is easy.

Making money is hard, becomes Making money is easy.

 

It’s such a simple shift, but it makes all the difference in the world.

 

When I learned this lesson, I swear that things really did become easy.

 

I found Easy Street.

 

When I needed to finish a project, it was easy and I finished it quicker than I could have imagined.

 

Like just this week, I was working on a proposal for a PSA. Now in the past, I would have thought “OMG, this is soooo hard. How can I finish this in less than a week? I’m not going to finish.”

 

I didn’t tell myself that this time though. When I started to write both the script and the proposal, I said “This is going to be a piece of cake. Writing this proposal is going to be easy and I will finish it way before the deadline.”

 

And guess what happened!

 

I did finish it, 2 days before the proposal was due (and it’s damn good if I do say so myself)!

 

Do YOU want to live on Easy Street?

xoxox

Tobi

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