To do list

You have to do the hard things.

“I have to” is a far reach from “I want to”.  Life is hard, failure is easy.  If you want success it will take a little work.  If you want peace in your life it will take even more work.  Here’s a short list of things in life that are hard but necessary to the accomplishment of your goals and dreams.  You will not find inspiration here, but I hope you find some motivation.

You will, as I do, try to ignore the points that appear to be the hardest.  Those you choose to ignore are probably the ones you should attack most adamantly.  Have fun, train hard.

  • You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
  • You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
  • You have to give more than you get in return.
  • You have to care more about others than they care about you.
  • You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
  • You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing even if safe seems smarter.
  • You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
  • You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  • You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.
  • You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.
  • You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.
  • You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the “facts.”
  • You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
  • You have to try and fail and try again.
  • You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.
  • You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
  • You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
  • You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
  • You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.