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Always Choosing the Easy Path

Always Choosing the Easy Path

Always Choosing the Easy Path.

Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to success?

There are relatively few people who get out of the rut and become financially successful.

Many are stuck in social, spiritual and personal ruts too.

Why is it that so few people are successful in changing their lives?

Have you ever watched water?

Years ago I visited Israel and went to where the Jordan River springs out from under a cliff.

It starts out as just a spring and trickles out heading towards the Dead Sea.

I followed the trickle down into a canyon where it started collecting water from other sources and started getting bigger.

As the stream continued on its journey it got larger but inexorably proceeded towards the Dead Sea. It went around rocks and boulders. It was diverted to other uses but still the water headed down.

It always chooses the easiest path and always goes downstream.

It never diverts unless someone or something shows it a path that makes it seem the easier way to go.

It has to go down. The diversion must go down too or the river will never be lured to the diversion.

People are like that too.

People ALWAYS choose the easiest path and it’s usually the one they already know warts and all.

It’s much easier to continue in your old habits than to make new ones.

An abused woman is far more likely to remain in her abusive situation. If she leaves that one, it is likely that she will choose another situation similar to the one she left.

A person who grows up with parents in a certain occupation will be more likely to pursue the same occupation. A good example is the Bush family. George Bush senior was in politics and became president of the United States. His son, George W. Bush followed suit and became president. Another son, Jeb Bush, is also in politics and is running for President.

A fisherman who takes his sons out fishing while they grow up teaches them to fish and they are extremely likely to be fishermen as adults.

It’s what they know.

It’s downhill and is the easy path.

But there are people who DO swim upstream. They make drastic changes and become something else entirely.

But it takes huge effort and a complete change of mental attitude. So it’s not all that easy to do.

What would make the difference is to see that someone else has marked the path.

The thing that made the Bushes a political dynasty was that it was a family tradition and the path had been forged.

The sons had only to follow the downhill path blazed by their father.

The same thing with fishermen.

So to make it easier for you to make changes in your life, find someone who has blazed the trail you wish to follow and follow them.

If you want to be successful, follow people who have succeeded in what you desire.

Please leave a comment if you have found value.

Anita Hales

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6 Comments

  • Anita Hales

    January 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Great analogies Anita. You’re examples of history continually repeating itself are spot on. You’ve gotta work at changing your destiny or your doomed to repeating the past forever.

      Anita Hales

      January 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Thanks George. I’m glad you got something from this.

  • Anita Hales

    January 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Hey Anita great post! What makes me super focused and productive is to set myself a challenge. For example doing a 30 Day Blog Challenge or currently I’m doing a 7 day video challenge where I create 7 videos, like vlogs etc, and upload them onto youtube.

    This way I am getting over the resistance of getting in front of the camera and focused on living up to my promise.

      Anita Hales

      January 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Yes, one step at a time until it becomes your easy path. Go for it.

    Anita Hales

    January 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Great post Anita. …I love this quote”If you want to be successful, follow people who have succeeded in what you desire”

    Thanks for sharing!

      Anita Hales

      January 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Thanks. I appreciate your comments and I’m glad you got some value.

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