My wife, Jen, was exasperated with me. I don’t remember what the back and forth was about. There are too many times to choose from.
“You’re so hard to please!” she said.
“No, I’m not. I’m easy to please … I’m just easier to displease.”
This is not the best thing to think about myself. I give power to factors out my control. Then I feel a reduced sense of power and control in my life. This leaves me displeased.
There are a lot words for this. I’ll call it “dumb.”
Now that I see it, I can change. I can choose. Choosing not to change would be dumber.
I choose: “I am easy to please. I am difficult to displease.”
Typing that new belief is harder than I expected. It’s uncomfortable. It’s new. It creates a shift though. Writing and reading it creates an increased sense of power and control in my life. This pleases me.
Note: This didn’t save when I was typing it. I clicked ‘Save Draft.’ I got the login prompt. I lost the draft. I exercised my new choice to be difficult to displease as I re-typed. It wasn’t easy. But it was worth it.