19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful
You have to do the hard things.
What are the 19 hard things you need to do to be successful?
Make the call you’re afraid to make.
Get up earlier than you want to get up.
Give more than you get in return right away.
Care more about others than they care about you.
Fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
Feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
Lead when no one else is following you yet.
Invest in yourself even though no one else is.
Look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
Grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
Deliver results when making excuses is an option.
Search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
Make mistakes and look like an idiot.
Try and fail and try again.
Run faster even though you’re out of breath.
Be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
Meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
Be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
Keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.
Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.
The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.
The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.
Do the hard things. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.