Why did you take the harder path?
Why didn’t you take the easy way out?
Why didn’t I set my goal lower so I could get it easier?
Why am I trying so hard to be better than my circumstances?
Because you’re not average. You know that in order to be the best you can possibly be, you need push harder, set your goals higher than anyone else, and work smarter than anyone else – even when it hurts.
You know that you don’t have any other choice than be greater than your circumstances, because YOU have incredible things within you, incredible things that will help the world be a better place for many people.Others around you may talk about what they’re doing, but you’re getting up at 4am so you can read for 2 hours before everyone else has even woken up. So you can get into the gym and get in a higher quality workout before anyone else wakes up.
When It Hurts, It’s Time To Keep Going
You know that in order to be EXTRAordinary, that you have to do that EXTRA.
When you get up in the morning, you aren’t competing with anyone else except for yourself. To be the best you can be. To improve 1 percent each day more than the day before. To do the small, fundamental things that no one else wants to do, because you know that is the way to success.
MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS THAT OTHERS NEGLECT, AND YOU CAN BECOME A MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN.
LOVE the pain.
LOVE the difficulty.
LOVE the fact that you’re not doing it the easy way, because you know that’s not the way to be the best that you can be.
It may not be easy, but it’s worth it.
When it hurts, DO MORE.
Focus on the everyday habits and tasks that will make you be the success you want.
Keep pushing yourself and your abilities by surrounding yourself with others who are better than you, and who will push you.
When it hurts, you’re on the right path. KEEP GOING.