From the time I was able to work, my Dad taught me a very valuable lesson, he said, “Son, if you ever want to have anything in your life, you have to show up and work for it”. And I remember those days showing up to pour concrete at 7-am in the morning – that sucked, but we did it and got it done.
Would you agree that every successful person knows that, more than a positive mental attitude, you have to show up and work for it? Zig Ziglar teaches this important tip and he says, “SHOW UP AND WORK!”
Showing up is hard, and sometimes it flat-out sucks (well most of the time), that’s the reason you don’t want to do it, but the truth is, that is why most people never succeed – they don’t want to show up and do the work.
You want a simple tip that can help you get over this whole work thing and help you get more done? This is what I’ve tried to do lately. Segment all your action steps and then do the hardest ones first, you know the ones that you usually avoid. If you can do this, I believe that you, at some point in your life will end up with things that most people will never have.
If it were easy everyone would be doing it. Art is hard. Selling is hard. Writing is hard. Making a difference is hard. Show up and do the hard work that others are unwilling to do.
Are you showing up and doing the work?