Alright, so I’m going to talk about running again. But it really applies to any kind of exercise or work.
Going for a run sucks. It’s painful and uncomfortable, and while it’s happening, you just want it to be over. And I’m well aware of this before I decide to go for a run. But I still do it because I know it’s good for me, and I love the feeling of it being over – that sense of accomplishment. (And the fact that I don’t have to worry about doing it again until next week…)
But that’s really the key to succeeding I think – doing the things that you really don’t want to do but that you know are critical to the success of your project, venture, etc. It would be nice if everything were fun and easy like watching TV, but that’s just not the case.
So you have to do the hard stuff. The work. And if you just suck it up and do it every time (every single time), you are about 1000x more likely to be successful in your venture. Easier said than done, but it’s what separates the winners from the losers I think.
Obvious point perhaps, but an important one.