The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

I learned this from David Rutherford team Froglogic:

I decided to do a bit of a search to find out what others thought of this quote. The best answer Yahoo came up with was  “since you survived yesterday and yesterday is over with….that is the easy day.”;_ylt=A0LEVvOCwaZV7EUAquYnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTE0dTNjYXM4BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM2BHZ0aWQDRkZYVUkzNV8xBHNlYwNzcg–?qid=20100311192257AA2OCIz&p=the%20only%20easy%20day%20was%20yesterday

This is the answer that resonated with me:

It means dont even think about b!t@hing. Use that energy to focus on your function on this op. Because if you think you have something to b!t@h about today…just wait til tomorrow.

If you really want to understand what that motto means….find out what an “open ended op” is, or what “finding the door” means.

Thunder from the sky…
Lightning from the sea.

Source(s): usmc, staff nco, ret.
I am noticing that on some of the PTSD pages they are looking for things to get easier.  People then feel frustrated when life doesn’t feel easier…it just keeps getting harder.
I survived my childhood, then wiped it from my mind but my body and unconscious reactions didn’t.  Things were easier for a while then my responses to life challenges weren’t making sense.  Why did I react so extreme sometimes?  Why did I miss days and occasionally weeks of my life?  Where did it go?  I started counseling over 10 years ago.  I kept expecting the counseling sessions to get easier.  They didn’t.  I started remembering then my life really got messy.  One mind explosion after another tore away my mental blocks to my childhood.  Along the way my sister introduced me to Froglogic.  His UTube speeches helped me reset my mind.  I am no longer hunting for the easy button.  I do appreciate a day off, don’t get me wrong.  But the acceptance that I went through tough training therefore tough stuff is going to be expected.  I used to be afraid of each new memory.  Another quote from Rutherford, “Embrace the suck.”  Own the ugly.  It is my past, my life, how can I make something awesome out of it?  If you want a different perspective on tackling challenges check out David Rutherford because the only easy day was yesterday.

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