By: Laura Aboli
There are two things in life for which you pay a very high price: laziness and cowardice.
If you are either of those things you will achieve very little in life and not only that, you will also suffer unnecessarily. I have seen it over and over again with people I have come accross in my life.
Your life is your responsibility and nobody else’s, what you make of it is a reflection of how much you have been prepared to work and risk. It’s as simple as that.
You have to be prepared to work at everything, not just professionally, you have to work hard at being a good parent, a good partner, a good sibling, a good friend, a good child and a good human being. Everything requires time and effort.
Even good health requires hard work; you have to buy organic foods which you may not find in the convenience store around the corner, so you might have to travel further to find it, you have to cook for yourself, you have to research natural alternatives for healing and detoxifying and supplements that will keep you strong, you have to exercise and you have to make the right lifestyle choices: no alcohol, no smoking, no porn, no drugs and no dumbing down reality tv.
The lazy alternative: ready made food, which will be full of toxicity and GMO ingredients, drugs for any health issue, prozac for any emotional or mental issue, alcohol to drown your sorrows, recreational drugs to have a good time, porn as entertainment, and watching crap on tv so as not to think about it all. Well good luck to you with these choices! They all lead to the same place: physical, mental and emotional suffering down the line. Your choice.
Cowardice is just as dangerous, if you don’t have the courage to stand up for yourself, to speak up, to take the less trodden path and to say ‘no’ to the things you know are not good for you, then you are back on the road that leads nowhere good. Your choice.
Every step you take, every choice you make, every thought you have, every word you say, is either leading you in the right, or the wrong direction, so watch yourself very closely and choose wisely, choose ready to work, choose ready to risk, choose ready to evolve, choose ready to become better, healthier, happier.
The good news is that you can change course at any time, it’s never too late, you are never too old, it’s never too far… It is always your choice.
Your life is yours and nobody else’s, so make something of it to be proud of.