Be good at working hard. Get dirt under your fingernail. Wear out the patches on your elbows.
Bleed. Sweat. Pant. Cry. Care. Do something.
Do a lot of something.
That’s the biggest difference you can make for you — hard work.
The truth about life is that no matter how smart you are or how lucky you get you’re going to run into obstacles that no amount of brains or karma can help you solve.
The only thing that can help you is painfully hard work.
You doing a lot of it.
Every day. All day. Until you reach where you want to be.
It’s not glamorous, cool, sexy, or fun while you’re bent over gasping for air.
But it works. And even if your good at a million other things, you should get good at this too.
Doing a lot of what you should be doing.
It’s a formula that has always worked. Now. Then. And forever.
When things get tough, you have to get tougher.