Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Do Hard Things

(0:55) Whenever discussing a difficult issue with ActiveCaptain, my husband is fond of saying, "If it were easy, everyone would do it." And he's right, but please don't tell him I said that.

(0:51) All around us are people who are looking for the easy path to success. The good news is, that creates great opportunities for those who are willing to tackle the hard tasks. You can be one of those people.

(0:46) To give you a little inspiration, here are some of my favorite quotes about hard work.

(0:44) “A year from now you will wish you had started today,” Karen Lamb.

(0:42) "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure," Colin Powell.

(0:39) “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain,” Author Unknown.

(0:35) “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is rather not letting your fear control your actions”, Alex and Brett Harris.

(0:32) "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it," Thomas Jefferson.

(0:30) “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up,” Thomas Edison.

(0:27) "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up," Babe Ruth.

(0:25) "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work," Stephen King.

(0:21 "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work," Peter Drucker.

(0:18) “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow," Mary Anne Radmacher.

(0:14) "You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well," Jeff Bezos.

(0:12) “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right," Henry Ford.

(0:09) And my favorite: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,” Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne.

(0:04) If you want success, choose to do the hard things.

(0:02) And that's the marina minute.