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I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Friday, August 27, 2021

Do the hard stuff

Seek out what’s difficult, do what’s difficult, what challenges you. Learn to do more than what you’re already able to do.

You won’t get it perfect the first time. You may not even get it done at all on the initial attempt.

But the point is not to waltz through the task with no effort or trouble. The point is to build your knowledge and hone your skills.

Let yourself be humbled by the challenge and the complexity of a worthwhile pursuit. Be inspired by the opportunity for excellence that exists within life’s difficulties.

Discover again and again the value you can create by embracing and mastering those difficulties. Feel the irreplaceable satisfaction of acquiring, applying, and deepening your skills.

Do the hard stuff, the complicated stuff, the stuff that demands the best from you. A life of excellence is well worth the effort.

— Ralph Marston

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