Season 1

Choose Your Hard

Minisode 01b | October 8, 2020

Choose Your Hard

In this minisode we challenge you to choose your hard, so that you can be more intentional, overcome obstacles and rewire your thinking.

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INTRO

Welcome to “That’s a Hard No” – the podcast about saying no (in all its forms) so you can become the authentic and empowered person that this world needs.

Quick disclosure: While Sarah is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, this podcast is in no way replacement for one-on-one therapy with a mental health professionalIf you are struggling with mental health issues, we welcome you on this journey, but also invite you to seek out professional help.

Looking for a therapist? Here’s a good place to start: psychologytoday.com

SHOW NOTES
Key Takeaways
  • More often than not, we look at the word “hard” with a negative conation – when hard is actually a positive thing that we need for growth.
  • Look at the name of our podcast– That’s a Hard No – “HARD” yes, it’s hard to say no and set boundaries, but the empowerment we feel when we do allows that hard thing to serve a purpose.  
  • Society has tricked our brains into the idea of always expecting instant gratification. We are so conditioned to things happening instantly – with a click of a button we can get practically anything we want. And while many of these things are sometimes necessary, especially right now living in a global pandemic, all of this convenience has skewed our perception of delayed gratification.
  • The problem we’re faced with then, is that when we’re constantly choosing the easy path, we’re not being intentional and purposeful about what will challenge us and help us grow.
  • So we challenge you to think about your “why” and what you need to do to serve that why. Some of those things will be hard. But knowing they serve a purpose will allow you to more easily CHOOSE to do them, instead taking the path of least resistance and getting stuck in unhealthy patterns that don’t serve your why.
  • When faced with something hard, say to yourself…(blank) is hard, but (blank) is even harder, because it doesn’t serve (your why).”
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