“Embrace the Suck” -Military saying
“There is no way around it, the hard work. Embrace it.” -Roger Federer
“Storms make trees take deeper roots” -Dolly Parton
Today, I had to do my laundry. I HATE doing laundry. It’s tedious and no fun. It takes forever and I never get a sense of accomplishment from this chore. To make it worse, our dryer short circuited today. I didn’t even have a convenient way to clean my clothes!
Instead, I had to lug all my dirty clothes to the local laundromat. On top of it costing an arm and a leg to wash clothes, this place is sweltering hot, has no internet, and has no place to sit. I literally have to stand in a 90 degree room while my clothes get cleaned. I could very well have hemmed and hawed the whole time going through this. Any reasonable person would. I had to sacrifice my entire night going to a strange and uncomfortable place to do a chore I hate.
But, I decided to embrace the suck instead. I took on the chore without any kind of anger or resentment. I went right onto work in sorting my clothes and filling up the machines. I spend the extra time finishing a book and writing a bit. So, after this ordeal, I say to you: embrace the suck. Whatever uncomfortable situation you find yourself in, decide to go about it joyfully and with a new perspective. The situation will appear better than you thought! As Always, Eat, Move, and Improve!