When work or life get difficult for you, what do you do?
When things are going against you, how do you react?
Do you quit? or Do you work harder?
If you quit, you will never know what opportunities lay just around the corner. You will never know how close you were to success. You will start asking yourself “What if?”
If, when things get difficult, you work even harder, you will find what lies beyond the current difficulty. You will realise the reward of your endeavours. You might even open many new opportunities.
If you want to add a window to your house to let in more light, you first have to break through the wall. This requires effort, strength and perseverance (walls are tough!!). You will encounter dust, mess, bruised hands, abrasions, etc. What would happen if you stopped when you hit a stubborn brick? You would be left with a mess, pain (possibly), broken tools, but no additional light in your house.
However, if you persevere. If you pick up another tool and continue to chip at the wall, you will eventually break through and the light and fresh air from outside will soon engulf you and the room and the task will have been worth it.
Someone once said “hard work is never easy”. Dr Kelso in Scrubs said “Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy”.
So if we know the work will be hard and we know it won’t come easy, why so we stop when it gets difficult and then blame everything and anything for not achieving our dreams.
The next time ‘the going gets tough’, instead of turning back, put your foot on the gas and push harder. Know that no matter what obstacles lie in your way you can drive through them, climb over them or go around them. All you have to do is work out which is the best route for you and DO IT!!