It's Hard

Brett Hagler
May 18, 2016

A mentor once told me, the best thing you can do in life is say, “it’s hard”... then do it anyway.

You probably think, “Wait, what? No way, avoid the hard stuff.” 

That’s what I first thought, but it’s proven to be the greatest mantra in my life.

Only two words. But two words that can be applied to anything in life for growth and improvement.

When you think, “it’s hard”, then you know it’s worth doing.

It’s hard to get up when you want to sleep. It’s hard to try something when you don’t know if it’ll work. It’s hard to not to give into peer pressure. It’s hard to have a disciplined health and fitness routine.

It’s hard to have that hard conversation. It’s hard to trust. It's hard to make yourself vulnerable.

It’s hard to give. It’s even harder to give when it might hurt.

It’s hard to put others before yourself. It’s hard to take ownership of everything. It's hard to take the blame and give others the credit.

The next time you think “it’s hard” - that’s exactly why you do it.

Brett Hagler
Building @newstorycharity. Follower of Christ. YC alum. Go get your dream.