It is hard to do what you know you need to do.
It is hard to stand up for yourself.
It is hard to say goodbye.
It is hard to take care of yourself.
It is hard to take care of your body.
It is hard to stay focused on your future.
It is hard to stay positive.
It is hard to keep your mind right.
It is hard to stay calm and composed.
It is hard to do all of the things that make you a better human.
It is easy to let it all go.
It is easy to be lazy.
It is easy to eat junk.
It is easy to have low standards.
It is easy to do what is comfortable.
It is easy to get caught up in the negativity.
If you do the hard things, life will be easy. If you do the easy things, life will be hard.
Always settling for the easy path leads to mediocrity, while pushing past the pain to accomplish what is difficult will lead to self-development and ultimately success.
My mantra for 2020 has been reason over emotion. Sticking to this principle has been extremely difficult, especially when cocooning up in a depression sounds way more enticing.
Every day, remind yourself that you are worthy, your future is bright, and that you deserve the best. You owe it to yourself to do what is right for you, no matter how challenging.
Whatever you have been struggling with, trust yourself and keep putting in the work. All your hard work will pay off soon.