I think the most critical days are not the ones where you feel the best. The most game changing ones are the ones where you feel the worst. The ones where you feel like shit and you don’t even want to get out of bed (not because you are tired, you just don’t want to face the day). It’s not the ones you are most excited about, it’s about those days that you dread.
I was listening to this podcast interviewing John Wallace, and I liked the way he put it. The people at the top just outwork everyone else. It’s that plain and simple. There’s no hacks, no shortcuts, it’s good old fashioned work.
I feel like in this day and age people get contradictory messages about work. Don’t work so hard, work smarter. I call bullshit. You not only have to work hard, you have to make sure you’re working hard on the right things in a smart way.
And it’s those days where you really don’t want to be doing anything that separate the people at the top from everyone else. Are you the one who is going to push the bullshit to the side and focus on the endgame, even when you don’t want to?