There have been a few days recently when the thought below crept in my head-
"...just be normal, Trent. Just be mediocre. Mediocrity is so much easier."
-It would be easy for me to get by with barely passing grades in route to becoming a doctor of physical therapy.
-It would be easy for me not to get involved with advocacy for our profession because it takes up too much time.
-It would be easy for me not read outside the classroom because I'd be content being a "regular" 9-5 therapist.
-It would be easy for me to not exercise every day because I'm so busy reading, studying, etc.
-It would be easy for me to eat processed food to save money at the grocery store.
-It would be easy for me to lazily plan client training programs.
-It would be easy for me to stop writing blog posts for this website.
-It would be easy for me to stop responding to questions I receive from my former students from UK.
It would be easy for me to stop doing the "extra" things in my life...I could just be normal for once...
heck, maybe I might still be successful?
My response to these thoughts:
"Success isn't easy. And it doesn't happen by accident."
Success is a planned result of small, successful efforts, repeated every day.
I plan to be successful. Therefore, taking the easy way out will never be an option.
Besides, being "normal" was never something I enjoyed anyways...