It really is.
Being a loyal and faithful partner to your significant other is boring. There’s no chaos to it. On the forefront, there’s no drama. There’s no thrills. There’s nothing to it. It’s one of the most boring things you can do in your life.
Yet I’d rather be a ‘boring‘ loyal and faithful human being to my woman than bounce around from girl to girl any day of the week.
Honestly, being loyal and faithful is the most underrated thing you can do in this world. “Live life abundantly”. I love that mindset. I’d rather live life abundantly with the same woman for the next 50 years of my life than rely on cheap thrills with girls I have no chemistry with.
Living your life with a clear conscience is the easiest thing you can do in your life. Let me post what Andy Frisella, a guy I look up to, said:
Growing up we all learn a lot of things.
We learn what to do.
We learn what not to do.
We learn what will get you punched in the face.
And we learn what will get your ass thrown in jail.
We learn these things from many different influences: Friends, family, teachers, peers, tv etc.
When I sit back and think about THE ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I HAVE EVER LEARNED…its a no brainer:
DO THE RIGHT THING
In business, as in life, along your journey people will lie, people will cheat, people will steal, people will pretend to be a friend to learn from you only to use that same information against you, they will smile in your face with zero integrity and wish bad upon you in that exact moment.
This is FACT.
It’s not “if” its “when”.
…but in the long run…if you stay true to yourself, focus on your mission & DO THE RIGHT THING you will ALWAYS win!
ALWAYS. ALWAYS. ALWAYS.
Do the right thing and everything will be OK.
If you do the right thing and live with a clear conscience, that opens your mind up for more room to store information. Instead of filling your brain with your own lies to cover your sorry, two-bit ass, you give way to new thinking, ideas, information and growth.
I read a blog recently about a young women who’s my age that is in a relationship with a married man who is ten years her senior. I am not going to judge her, but regardless of the semantics surrounding the situation it will not end well, long-term. A lot of young women fall into these traps with older married men, thinking the man will leave his wife for them. Maybe he will. Oftentimes the man does not, but maybe he will, and let’s say he does, but what about when she (the young woman in this scenario) grows older. The same man will step out on her, too. A leopard never changes his spots. People live through their habits. Nobody — you nor I — is an exception to our daily rituals and habits. It’s what defines us.
So, living life as a loyal and faithful partner is not boring. It’s really not. It’s underrated. It’s the most underrated fucking thing you can do in your life.
Check out the bestselling, ageless book The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. He touched on this topic in that excellent read in 1959.
If you disagree, that’s OK. Good luck.
I’m not talking about the myth of the great American dream of the white picket fence. This has nothing to do with that.
You might try to argue that humans are naturally polygamous individuals. Maybe. Or maybe not. I’d rather live monogamously.
I’ve lost a lot of people in my short, 25 year life. A ton. I miss them all. I appreciate people’s presence in my life. I’m an atheist, ergo I don’t believe in an afterlife. I love and cherish each and every single day I get with the people I love around me. You never know what might happen. My cousin, who I was extremely close with as a kid, died in December at the age of 21 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. He was getting ready to go to work and left his car running in the garage of his apartment complex, in which the garage door was shut. It was a simple but fatal accident.
Anything can happen. You never know what might happen.
So, enjoy your days, love who you love and do the best you can.
Enjoy the positives but don’t take the negatives of life too harshly, because every problem you encounter in life is usually temporary. As Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man goes, “This too shall pass”.
Living with a clear conscience is easy.