I mentioned yesterday about life not being easy.

It’s a common mistake that we think it should be.

We lament how difficult our lives are.

Which I get.

I feel that way sometimes too.

But life’s not supposed to be easy.

Do you know how I know this?

Because it’s not

For anyone.

In 20 years of doing this, I don’t think I’ve spoken to many people who found life to be easy.

Sure, there’s different levels of hard for different people.

But it’s always hard.

If it was meant to be easy, it would be.

The fact that it’s hard suggests it’s meant to be hard.

Arguing with that is a sure fire away to feel frustrated.

And, often, part of our challenge with that is that we have unrealistic beliefs of how hard other people’s lives are.

A few weeks ago I caught up with my university friends in London.

A few I hadn’t seen since pre COVID.

Every single one has had some bad stuff going on.

Some worse than others, sure.

But all hard.

People sometimes say about my life being easy.

I’d massively dispute that.

I, perhaps, just accept that it’s hard.

And, ultimately, that it’s worth it.

So, let’s still work on making it easier where we can.

Let’s still work on getting higher return and investment for our efforts (you’ll find that here and you’ll be making things even harder and less likely to happen in the New Year if you don’t click this –> www.myrise.co.uk/apply)

Let’s still work on changing some of the mindsets that make it all even harder than it has to be.

But, maybe, let’s just accept that life is hard…….

But it’s worth it.

Much love,

Jon ‘Knock Life’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

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