Choose your hard!
I wrote up both my managers today, and I used this expression. Instead of owning up to what they didn’t do, they made excuses and turned what happened onto everyone else’s fault but them. They chose their hard. In the coming days and weeks when they have to live up to their excuses, they wont be having fun.
It made me think about sobriety. Kicking addiction is hard, there is no easy way around it. However, there are a lot of “harder ways” to go about it.
For example…AA. Now, full disclosure, I am an AAer and this isn’t a recruiting thread…its just a darn good example.
I hear people say it’s not for them because its religious and they don’t like hearing about God. Heck, some people’s religious rants in meetings bug me…
BUT, I chose my hard. 1) quit AA and relapse, or 2) live through a couple minutes of God talk. For me, I choose “hard” number 2. Why? It beats getting arrested for a DUI, going to prison for a DUI. 2 minutes, or even a whole meeting with God overtones is still less hard than death. AA has saved countless lives…so I tolerate somthing less hard.
AA is full of people…I will do it on my own. Sure, do that…but you have relapsed after relapse after relapse. Choose your hard. I am an introvert, talking to people sucks, its physically hard. Crowds suck, its physically hard to sit still and not run away. So, I choose my hard…a meeting is better, than death, a hangover, not being able to pay a bill because I drank my money away.
AA says I am powerless…I am not powerless! Ok, you keep relapsing. Choose your hard…1) swallow a little pride…or swallow another bottle and kill your liver
Choose your hard. Nothing is easy, but some ways are just harder than others
Stay sober friends.