Hard Work Sucks. But Then Your Results Don't.


Today, February 10th, 2014 marks the day that I have officially created my own blog/website/ squarespace. This has been a long time coming, simply because I put off creating a space where I publish my own words for really no reason other than I wasn’t willing to put in the work.  You may think that I am being too harsh on myself. I am not, I am being completely honest to point of vulnerability. Being vulnerable is difficult and sometimes painful but I know we must experience it if we are going to grow at all.

Something that has helped me grow as a person in the last few years is that I have become very passionate about setting and achieving powerful goals. But interestingly enough, even though I firmly believed in setting goals, I still struggled with achieving those powerful goals I had set for myself. It wasn’t until December 2013 that I actually realized something amazing about setting goals. I realized that I am good enough for the work that it takes to accomplish my goals. This “aha” moment opened up a whole realm of possibility for me and it shed light on one of my biggest weaknesses… Which can be summarized as this: “if it does not come naturally or easy to me, it is not worth my time.”

The realization of this weakness opened my eyes to far too many instances of when I had given up when things weren’t coming easily enough. But dwelling on the past is not what growth is about, right? Thanks to my revelation about myself I have a far greater understanding of the phrase, “What got you here, won’t get you there.” My work to achieve my goals is definitely going to look different and feel different (thank goodness) this coming year.

In 2014, I am committed to doing rather than just thinking about something. I am committed to hard work and requesting accountability from others.  I am committed to writing and sharing, even when it isn’t easy. I am committed to my own development so that I can encourage others to develop. I am committed to squeezing every last bit of greatness out of 2014 so that I create an amazing 2015.

What are you committed to?