Hard Work is a Bitch

Hard work is a bitch!

Tiger Woods hits 1,000 balls AFTER each round in a Major.  Lindsey Vonn spends 8 hours a day in the gym, 5 days a week.  Michael Phelps spent 40 hours a week in the pool, and that didn’t count his gym time or road time.

Hard work is a bitch and the truth is you have no idea what hard work really is. If you want to make Presidents club, if you want to make a lot of money…. If you want that promotion to Sales Manager or to Chief Sales Officer, you need to work your ass off. You have to put in unrealistic effort.

Here’s the problem, we’ve been conditioned not to work hard.  We’re pounded with things like Work-Life Balance, or terms like Workaholic suggesting that working too hard is a bad thing.   We’re told that working hard is the way to success but then told if we work too hard, we’re not being healthy.

We celebrate superstars who achieve greatness, yet chastise those putting in the time to achieve greatness.That’s one hell of a paradox we’ve created isn’t it?  Here is the deal, no matter what it is you want, if you want to be the best — you have to work your ass off.  You have to learn what hard work really is, because I can tell you right now, if you’re like most people, you have no clue what hard work is. Most people find hard work to be unreasonable and they are right. Hard work is unreasonable and this is where the win is.

Hard work takes more effort, time, pain, focus, and sacrifice than most of us are willing to put in and that’sthe beauty of it all.  Be happy most people think hard work is unreasonable, because they won’t do it.  Those who think hard work is unreasonable, don’t work hard – and that’s your in.

 Now go bust your ass!