- Make the calls you’re afraid to make
- Get up earlier than you want to get up
- Give more than you get in return
- Care more about others than they care about you
- Fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore
- Do stuff that makes you feel unsure when playing it safe seems smarter
- Lead when no one else is following you yet
- Invest in yourself even though no one else is
- Look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have
- Sweat over the details when it’s easier to shrug them off
- Deliver results when making excuses is an option
- Search for your own answers even when you’re told to accept the facts
- Try and fail and try again and again until you stop failing
- Be kind to people who have been cruel to you
- Meet deadlines that are unreasonable
- Be accountable for your actions especially when things go wrong
- Keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you
You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you sh*tless. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.
Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or fulfilment.
The hard things are the easiest things to avoid. To excuse away. To pretend like they don’t apply to you.
The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.
Do the hard things. Always be stretching. You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.
Read more about some awesome culture ideas here: http://blog.talentrocket.co.uk/43-company-culture-ideas-actually-work/
Thanks to Dan Waldschmidt