Applied effort starts out hard in most instances. Yet, the momentum that you started with increases with the amount of effort you give. Eventually, that effort becomes easier. This is a simple rule of physics and of muscular endurance. When you push a car, it is hard until motion takes place. Once the wheels turn over and the car speeds up, pushing it becomes much easier.
Another example comes from an isometric exercise. Put your arms in a relaxed position by your side. Stand between a doorframe. Place the back of your hands against the doorframe and push as hard as you can for a count of thirty.
Step forward and away from the doorframe. Relax your arms and shoulders, letting your arms do what they want to do. You’ll notice your arms rise up without any effort on your part.
What we do in life is the same way. The more effort we put into it, the more we will get back. Here’s the thing, make sure to put in the “right effort.” When you take the wrong action, you’ll only move towards what you don’t want. I’ve seen people exercise in the wrong way and it shows through muscle imbalances and even injury. Yes folks, there is a right way and wrong way to exercise or move your body.
Think about the efforts in your life. If you simply took the right ones now and put your all into them, that how much easier it will be for you later?
You may need a mentor, a coach, a consultant to help you move forward. If you’re more self-motivated, then some other learning tool can help. This includes book, audios and videos. You can find someone who has taken the path and succeeded where you’re starting out. Discover how they did it and then duplicate it.
Thomas Edison was quite determined and succeeded when he created a working light bulb. Yes, he put in a lot of effort and it paid off. Yet, had he known that years earlier that another inventor did many of the same steps that Edison did, that effort would have been easier. Each of us can learn from others, including their mistakes.
Still, no matter the path another has taken, you’re going have to apply some effort in order to create momentum. Nothing can take the place of action. I hand the ball to you. It’s up to you to do something with it in order to reach your dreams and goals. Move it and keep moving it until it becomes easy and seems to move on its own.
Bob Choat, “Transformational Master Black Belt”
America’s #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert and author of Mind Your Own Fitness