I update my hard work page (click here). I update this page about every 90 days. It is interesting to look back at what I put on there last time. I am happy to tell you that I accomplished everything on there.
This leads me to think about hard work in general. Hard work is is relative. Take a look at James’s post about it here.
Too many people expect to have certain things in life without putting out the work. Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself somewhat lazy and I am not the brightest person. Though, I am really good at putting one foot in-front of the other. That is hard work, being persistent toward a goal, not anything extraordinary.
Many people compliment me on my physique, but they follow it with an excuse about why they cannot do it. They usually mention how busy they are or how expensive it is or they don’t know how. One of these conversations was in the lunch room where the person was eating fast food and I was eating my beans and hard boiled eggs (really expensive health food).
That individual was not willing to put in the work to get in shape where every day I was eating something that was going to help me reach my goal. I was not doing anything special but putting one foot in front of the other.
Anybody can exert a lot of energy one time, but the hard work is the small incremental steps over and over.
You should join the hard Work Network, not because you have some extraordinary goal but because you have a goal and you are willing to put one foot in front of the other every day to reach it.