What Abundance is Teaches Us That is Wrong

If you want to talk to a friend you text them. If you want to know a restaurant in the area, you google it.

If you have a craving for something sweet, you grab some ice cream. If you want entertainment, you stream your favorite show or catch the newest movie.

The abundance around us is teaching us that anything we want we can get almost instantly.

The problem is that it just isn’t true…especially in most important areas of our life. We have abundance because someone was willing to pay the price.

Great marriages and families are built intentionally through years of effort and dedication. Greatness comes to the surface through a continuous commitment to ideals, through good times and bad.

A healthy and in shape body comes through months of work and effort and saying no. Great income and impact have an unseen price, usually decades of effort and tenacity.

Overnight success is a myth. If you want great relationships, a healthy body, and great income, you have to be willing to pay the price.

 

Movies Don’t Tell You the Full Story

In only two hours you see an entire story unfold right in front of your eyes. A hero struggles, faces insurmountable odds, and overcomes in just minutes.

The epic story in the movie is years in real life.

Picture the hero in the movie working hard to train for the big fight or battle, usually depicted in about 5-8 minutes of screen time. No wonder so many go to the gym and give up in 2 weeks when the results don’t come that they want.

The 5-8 minutes of training in a movie can be 6 months or more off the big screen.

It can be very easy (been there) to feel entitled to the “good life” without spending the currency to get there. The currency is earned through months and years of work, effort, and persistence.

Remember that you’re writing your own epic story and it will be written over a lifetime, not in two hours.