When you do hard things, you are training yourself to accomplish Great Things!” – Leadershipology.com

Theodore Roosevelt was challenged by his father to dedicate himself to hard drudgery. He would later describe what he would call his strenuous life: ‘I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of effort, of labor and strife; to preach the highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.

The hard things in life are oftentimes the things we don’t want to do but know we should do. They are the little things that make a big difference in our lives. They are the things that require help from others so that we can accomplish things greater than ourselves. Marriage is hard because it requires for you to die to yourself. Prosperity is hard because it requires you to put God first with your finances. Following is hard because it requires you to follow and sometimes submit your way to another way that may not be as good as your way.

Leadership is hard because it requires that you lead yourself first. Excellence is hard because it requires you to be your best. Romance is hard because it requires you to rise above mediocrity of mind and heart. Anything worth having is hard or everybody would have everything they wanted.

What’s hard for you, that may be eventually worth the effort?

From the book, Leadershipology 101, by Keith Craft. For more information, click here.
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