We’ve talked a lot about our successes here.
We talk about living better than before by accomplishing the uncommon and seemingly impossible.
Kristin and I, our lives are wildly different than they used to be just a few years ago. We are now happening to our lives, not the other way around.
We’ve gotten comfortable with pain and delaying gratification.
Don’t think that things like debt repayment and weight loss are pain-free. They are not. It’s really hard to say “no” to fun with friends and family.
It’s really hard to work day in and day out to lose 2 pounds.
It’s really hard to go against the grain of societal norms by living with purpose and intention rather than apathy and excess.
Kristin and I went through some of the most painful and difficult situations of our marriage in the first 12 months. We moved out of a lovely home in a great neighborhood. I started working two jobs. We took Kristin’s brother into our new cramped home. We sold many, many things. Every day was a new physical and mental struggle.
Why did we put ourselves through all of this? Because we both knew what we wanted took hard work.
We knew that better things awaited us on the other side of all of that.
I love this speech by Eric Thomas. It’s a short 2 minute powerhouse about change. It perfectly represents what it’s like to go through Pain. It was set to video and shot, edited and directed by: Franco Ciola for Elite U. I hope it inspires you as much as it has inspired me.
Work hard, and you can have whatever it is you want.
What is the pain in your life?
What is one thing that you want so much that you’re willing to make a change for?
It starts with You. You are the secret weapon.