The Hardest Thing on Earth
Here’s a provocative and bracing quote sent by Mamie of Can I Do It?
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
– Katherine Mansfield
Now, taking this literally, the hardest thing on earth for me would be doing one of several things that I don’t want done.
But the hardest thing that needs doing? That I’m in favor of. I almost always save answering the most complicated email until last — and then maybe waiting a day. And I’d love to stop doing that. So why don’t I? It’s not exactly saber-toothed tigers I’m fighting here.
Bold Bonus Life Tip #2: An “extra life” could simply be a period of sticking to a resolution. This never occurred to me until now. One could decide to get a personal trainer for three months…or volunteer an afternoon a week for x period … or meet all deadlines early for a set period. Or, what the hell, have red wine and dark chocolate daily for a while. This kind of bonus life could spill over into the regular one, which could (maybe) be a good thing.