I agreed to go mountain biking this morning on a course the woman defined as ‘easy.’ I fell behind in the sand traps but knew the shortcut that would help me catch up. When I finally spotted the group, they were heading up a steep hill.
I decided to find my own ‘easy’ trail that would be much more enjoyable on this glorious Arizona Sunday in January.
What is easy to one person if often difficult for the next. I am physically fit but not race-ready. I like a good challenge but I know my limits.
This made me wonder how many times I expect others to meet my standard of ‘easy’ and if I judge their effort when they decline riding up my hill.
I don’t know if anyone judged me for taking another path. The day was so beautiful it was easy for me to let go of worrying about what they thought of me. Would I do the same if someone asked me to do something difficult and unpleasant at work? Do I say ‘no’ with ease and grace when it comes to a mental challenge?
What about you? Do you hold others to your standards without considering their needs and talents? Do you take on undesirable jobs then resent others for putting you up to the task?
Awareness is the first long step toward change. Life can be easier if we become more conscious about our choices and our judgments.