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Is Hard Work Your Goal?

If you view hard work as a high quality, which of course it is, you might struggle with another important quality. See, hard work alone won’t get you to your goal. Hard work plus the ability to finish must go hand in hand.   

When you value hard work, you are valuing the hustle. But sometimes we get so caught up in the grind we forget the product. Once you finish a project you are no longer being accessed for the hard work you put in, you are being judged on the result. That’s scary! 

Here’s the hard truth: the ability to finish is the BIGGEST accelerator of growth. 

Just as the velocity of money is one of the greatest measures of economic health, the velocity of task completion is one of the greatest measures of entrepreneur health. Hard work alone can not be your goal. If it is, what’s the point? Who wants to put in the sweat and tears and never find results?  

Become obsessed with velocity of task completion. Double down on task completion!!! 

Two fears hold us back from being a finisher.  

The first is fear of failure. We want to be praised for a job well done and if not for that than our hard work. GET OVER IT! Choose courage over fear. Failure isn’t an option because failure isn’t failure, it is a lesson in how to do it better next time.  

The second fear is of success. We don’t finish things because when we do we set the bar higher for next time. That’s scary. If you’ve put your everything into something and it does amazingly well then how much of your blood and sweat will be required next time? I get it. That sounds exhausting and frightening. 

But it doesn’t have to be. 

When you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t finish because you love it. Because you love it you should honor it by completing it and making it the best possible product/service/book possible. You’ll be surprised how much you will love the next one too!  

Nothing is achieved until we finish things.  

Learn to work smarter rather than harder. Find the joy in being a finisher. Start by watching our 16 Steps to 6 Figures. Is this the next big thing you’ve been waiting for? Commit to finishing before you ever begin.  

1 Comment

  1. Amuni Aristilde on May 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Reading this made me immediately think of the music I make. When I drop a song and I don’t get the results I want, I just set the bar higher for the next song. That requires a lot of hard work but I always need to finish if I really want to be successful and obviously LDI requires the same thing, so combining both could be key.

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