Do Hard Things

Do Hard ThingsThe victory is in the struggle. Mark Twain, said one time that you should “eat a frog for breakfast.” What does that mean? It means, do your least favorite things first. In order to do that you must be willing to do hard things.
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So many times, we spend our days looking for the easy way. However, the success is in the challenge. When we are creating something new, building a business, or doing something great, there are no easy shortcuts.
There is no easy cookie-cutter map to follow. If you are going to achieve greatness, then you must learn to do hard things and create your own map.

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In order to do hard things, you must choose. Are you willing to go the difficult route or do you want to focus on what is easy?
Here’s a list of difficult things that I found are critical to my success.

  • Taking time to exercise.
  • Eating healthy.
  • Going to bed early… so I can get up early.
  • Taking time to make meaningful connections with people.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Working on the business not just in the business.
  • Removing a disgruntled team member.
  • Firing the client the drains your time and resources.
  • Asking for help.
  • Investing in my own personal development.
  • Setting deadlines for projects.
  • Turning off the cell phone


What hard things do you need to do this year in order to be successful?

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