There’s no movie montage.
There’s no Rocky music.
There’s no one following you with a camera.
What most people think “hard work” looks like just isn’t the case.
Hard work is getting out of bed when it’s cold and the sun hasn’t come up, yet.
Hard work is having the difficult conversation with your teammate and redirecting their behavior.
Hard work is trying to empathize with someone you totally disagree with.
And it’s the hard work that pushes us to our limits and tests our discipline.
It’s the hard work that helps challenge us to be better versions of ourselves.
What great opportunity!
This gratitude for challenging circumstances can totally transform our outlook!
Even when you drop the ball and mess up: the good news is that every day, we get another shot.
No matter how bad yesterday was, the sun just keeps coming up.
Just like you.
2 Minute Action
If you want to call in love with hard work, you need to build a relationship with it.
You have to trust that it will pay off later and that it will make you stronger.
Here are some examples of hard work that you can do in 2 minutes or less:
Tell your partner you were wrong and want to make things better.
Tell your boss you feel disrespected in the office.
Do 2 minutes of burpees or pushups.
You can absolutely build a habit or challenge yourself in 2 minutes or less.
It’s just always up to you to show up and make it happen.