Good old fashion hard work or good old fashion smart work. Whichever you prefer, they both tend to pay off in the end, so long as we’re not afraid to put in the effort. In any event, don’t be afraid to sweat.
Workouts placed on the back-burner, for reasons of which we have many. There is not enough time. But what if I injure or re-injure myself? I can’t do that. There are always several reasons to not do something. Yet when we see heroic stories of people who lost limbs, determined to not lose their mobility, they stop us in our tracks. But on we go.
We work. And we work hard, right? Or do we only go to get our duties done, never offering consideration to the next steps we can take? There’s always an opportunity to take our game to the next level. If it’s not working harder, it’s working smarter.
Some believe in the old adage, “Never let ’em see you sweat.”
This doesn’t mean we don’t actually sweat. This means that we get everything done and make it look easy, even if it is not easy. Things aren’t supposed to be easy, at least not all the time. Not even as much as we’d like them to be.
Sometimes we’ll hear the expression that somebody put in “blood, sweat, and tears.” Did they really? They drew a picture. Sure, it was a lot of effort, but did they actually bleed? Did we actually sweat or cry? Hey, maybe all those things took place, and that should be one hell of a picture because of it.
The use of the term can make us over complicate the things that we do. Think of the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your lifetime. By this, think of your entire life. Now, that’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Go set the bar higher if you can. If not, realize that you’ve already accomplished the hardest thing you’ll ever have to. Now, everything else is not so bad. We should be able to get it done.