If it were easy, everyone would do it

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So I've been watching a lot of movies lately - Gladiator, Turbo, the Lara Crofts with Angelina Jolie, Easy A, Escape Plan 2, John Wick, John Wick Chapter 2, The Town. That's the score of the last approximately seven days. (I don't recommend Escape Plan 2., For your own good, do not watch it.)

I already talked about Gladiator earlier, and Turbo yesterday, and I don't want to get into the Lara Crofts for the fear of angry feminists' revenge, today I'll cover Ben Affleck's The Town from 2010.

The movie is about a bank robber who has to make sure a certain witness to one robbery didn't see anything that could identify him or his group, but ends up falling in love with them and wants to break free of the crime circle that has kept a hold of him his entire life - which, of course, won't be easy.

To break free, he has to execute one final robbery - a huge one. It's a difficult one, he thinks. And his pal, a tough guy in the business with him, responds something the likes of:

If it were easy, everyone would do it.

That's MJ DeMarco's The Commandment of Entry, simply put.

And while this is hardly the first time someone has said this - I think the phrase is a common motivational quote that has existed for ages - sometimes you have to hear it from an unexpected source so remember how true it is.

So for the thiefs, it refers to the huge robbery that's complicated to execute. For me, it means writing novels; and updating an online publication and creating videos daily. Neither is easy, and that's why hardly anyone can do them. (In fact, doing WIP consistently every day has been one of the hardest things I've ever done - and will continue to be.)

Don't look for the easy way. You want to be special. You want to do things other people aren't willing to do.

That's a recipe for success if there ever was one.