21 Hard Things

I was going through some old notes the other day and for whatever reason, this one jumped out at me so I thought I would share. I can’t even remember where I got it so I can’t give credit.

Have some fun, pick one or two things and challenge yourself.

You have to:

  1. Make the call you are afraid to make.
  2. Get up earlier than you want to get up.
  3. Give more than get in return right away.
  4. Care more about others than they care about you
  5. Fight when you are already injured, bloody and sore.
  6. Feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
  7. Lead when no one else is following you yet.
  8. Invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  9. Look like a fool while you are looking for answers you do not have.
  10. Grind out the details when it is easier to shrug them off.
  11. Deliver results when making excuses is an option.
  12. Search for your own explanations even when you are told to accept the facts.
  13. Make mistakes and look like an idiot.
  14. Try and fail and try again.
  15. Run faster even though you are out of breath.
  16. Be kind to people who have been cruel to you.
  17. Meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
  18. Be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
  19. Keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what is in front of you.
  20. Do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you.
  21. Make you wonder how much longer you can hold one.

Pick one or two off the list and make it a personal challenge to expand your comfort zone.



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