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Do what’s right, not what’s easy. If I had to pick a personal mantra this would be it. The easy way results in less major stress in the short term. But over the long haul, it will grind you down hard. Easy eats away at your confidence and undermines your life.

Doing the right thing is often about confrontation. It’s about facing fears. It’s about doing that thing that has your stomach in knots. It’s scary and very high stress. It doesn’t always give you the outcome you want.

It always gives you the outcome that will take you to the next level of greatness. It will take time. It doesn’t happen instantly. But doing the right thing builds a strong inner foundation that makes you into a better person.

I’d so love to coast today. But at some point in time, easy comes back to bite me in the butt. The right thing, facing the fear, makes me stronger now and tomorrow.

So get it done, then move it forward. It’s a much nicer way to live.