Monday, November 24, 2008

Successful People Do Tough Things

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Successful People Do Tough Things

We respect people who do tough things and every job has some tough things that need to be done.

If we think about who we respect, it tends to be people who are great like athletes, or people who are highly educated like doctors, etc. Most of this involves a great deal of discipline and perseverance. We respect these people because they have been successful at doing tough things.

One of my mantras that I repeat often is, "Successful people do tough things." Simply saying this helps me to push myself to do the tough things that need to be done to succeed.

Saturday I ran an 8K trail run. This is quite different than the running I usually do so I am sore. It was snowy, icy, windy and cold. Good time to use "Successful People do Tough Things". There is the wintercross race next Saturday morning which I am entered in so I figure running the trail once might be a good idea.

I am entered in Canada's fittest CEO challenge to raise money for sick kids. No illusions of winning that one with only 2 months to go. But I am a bit competitive so will kick into gear.


At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree: successful people are real heroes!

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we modify that to "Successful people do tough and important things?"

At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed - however tough things are meant for successful people.

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wintercross sounds like a lot of fun, Jim. Cross-country (or trail) racing is not for the meek.

If you catch the bug, consider the Fat Ass Trail Run next November. It takes place at the Batawa Ski Hill near Trenton and has three distances - 7.5K, 17.5K, and 25K. Plenty of climbing, single track, bush-whacking, and icy cold water to run through. Great fun!

I think I could also add to your blog title - successful people never stop challenging themselves.

Good luck on Saturday and good luck in the CEO challenge.

At 1:55 AM, Blogger ClimbingOutOfMiddleClass said...

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

A quote by Vince Lombardi


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