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If It Were Easy...

Ever hear the saying, "If it were easy, everyone would do it"?


There's some truth to it, of course, but let's expand that sentiment a little more. For instance, there are a million easy things people could do to make their home or community a more engaging place to live: smile (seems easy), show grace in the face of mistakes (simple enough, we all make them), say 'Hey, what's up!' to strangers (why not?), assume the best (the opposite fosters the opposite) etc.


Easy little shifts in our attitude, our expectations, our interactions, right? And they make a world of difference if each person, each family enacted these little adjustments.


I know, "If it were that easy, everyone would do it."


But we're also just wired differently, right?


What's easy for an artist designed to see and breathe and speak in shapes and colors will not be so easy for an engineer wired to break everything down to it's core functions and purposes.


A naturally skilled athlete, while they will need to work hard to rise to peak performance, will find this exponentially easier to do than a naturally skilled ponderer who would prefer to think and process and write out their discoveries and adventures.


Here's a thought. Whatever your niche is, whatever your lane... stay in it as you work hard to grow, strengthen, develop, understand and share. If your running alongside artists - commit to being a great artist among your fellow artists. If you're an author - work hard at being the best author you can be in connecting your ideas to your audience.


After all, if it were easy, everyone would do it. (And let's be honest, a lot of people are doing it with ease...and it's not that great.)

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