I was thinking about this “hard facts” idea the other day while talking to my daughter on the phone. She is currently facing many hard times, like most of you who come here each day looking for something to get you past the current struggle.
I explained the fact that what she is facing is the planting of a new plant from the seeds. That seed must push through lots of dirt before it ever views the light of day. It must go through all that dirt and work its way up just to produce fruit.
We all want life to be easy, but the hard truth is we have to work at whatever we want. I was watching the movie, Miracle, last night, the story of the American 1980 Olympic hockey team. I was thinking while watching it how easy it looks to do what they did. After all, we see it in 90 minutes and know the story of their victory. The hard truth is they lived some tough months, did some tough work that we do not see in the movie.
We all see the victory stories, yet we forget those victories came after a large amount of work. One thing at the end of the movie moves me every time I view it. The last thing they show on the screen before they show you the list of the players, the actors who played them, and what the players are doing now, is this statement:
This movie is dedicated to the memory of Herb Brooks, who passed away before the movie was complete. He never saw it. He lived it.
We see the victories; we see the good times; but we forget the work that was involved to make that happen. Yes, you can succeed but you must put in the work to achieve it.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison
Take today’s hard fact to heart and decide you will do the work to make that dream of yours a reality. Are you willing to put in the hard work, even when you do not know the outcome?
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to unlock your dream and make some changes to love your life again. Are you ready for Rock ‘n’ Roll Success in your world in 2013?