“The hard part is to just keep going.” – Shunmyo Masuno
It’s easy to start.
It’s fun to make RESOLUTIONS.
You join that new gym.
You start a blog.
You take up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Goals are set.
Then it happens….
The Achilles’ heel of human nature shows up.
Your new project is no longer fun or easy.
The excitement of the start fades like the Phillies playoff hopes in September.
Welcome to the THE HARD PART…
Darren Hardy said, “Consistency is doing what you said you would do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”
Consistency creates your reputation.
Consistency separates the AMATEURS from the PROFESSIONALS.
An Amateurs waits for the mood to strike them.
A professional shows up when it’s inconvenient.
Consistency will make you relevant.
What does consistency look like?
It’s the writer who writes 200 words a day no matter how busy their day was.
It’s the parent who makes the baseball game coming from the airport.
It’s the runner hitting the pavement at 5am when its dark and drizzling.
Do the work.
Especially when you don’t feel like it.
Because that’s where the MAGIC happens.
It won’t be easy.
But will be totally worth it.