One of my favorite quotes is from the late Jim Rohn:
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
I’m thinking about this quote because my son had his final football game – the Super Bowl – last weekend, which they fortunately won. After losing the last couple of years, there’s nothing better than seeing the pure joy on a kid’s face when they’ve accomplished a goal 🙂
He's one of the best players on the team and there's a certain pressure on him to perform. Before every game, he tells me how nervous he is.
What he WANTS is to be less nervous.
What he should WISH FOR is to be more prepared. More confident. More self assured.
That is always my message to him: nerves are not going away. Let's welcome it and talk about what we'll do with it.
As humans, we are hard-wired to seek the path of least resistance. I do it, too.
We want less problems. Less stress. Less challenges. Less change. Less adversity. Less distractions.
Perhaps we should be wishing for something else?