I’m from the Midwest, so I would never say don’t work hard.
You just need to get clear so you know where you want to work hard.
Trying to be a great cook like your friend Gwen, the best hostess like Bev, the sexiest wife like Tracy, the biggest go-getter at work like Danielle and do the most charity work like Charity will get you exhausted. The funny thing is, we usually envy someone for one or two things they do great. We don’t expect them to be good at everything. Just ourselves.
If you have a passion for cooking and entertaining, why not put your all into hosting an event.
If spirituality is important to you, why not retreat, study and pray with intensity.
If singing makes you light up, take those voice lessons, join a choir or sing your heart out when no one is home.
I will work hard on my coaching business, my marriage, my spiritual life and character building with my daughter. Cleaning and cooking, not so much. I do the minimal I can for a standard my family and I have set.
Maybe you want to work less hours so you can take a photography course. Or stop driving your kids to some activity every single day so you can train diligently for a marathon.
Perhaps you want to put on a fantastic Vacation Bible School and have your husband cook for a week. Maybe you exercise 30 minutes a day instead of 60 so you have more time for writing.
What you want usually will take hard work. That’s why you need to make sure you know what you want.
So what are the things you are good at that you can put your hard work into? Don’t know? Ask your friends.
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