Is it worth all the hard work?

Is it worth all the hard work?

I submit to you it is worth all the hard work.

The challenge is, for most of us, we quit before we realize this.

We get so close.

So close in fact, that just a little more effort, time, patience, sweat, fear, worry, or creativity, would have led us around the corner to amazing results.

Take this past Friday for example.  A friend, colleague, partner, leader, boss, wise person, mentor, mentee, fellow human, etc., made the following comments to my new boss:

And I’m paraphrasing the best I can remember:

“No one on our team applies more of what we teach”.

And then he added:

“I’ve said this before, and it’s as true now as it was then, (at our organization) no one works harder, cares more, thinks deeper, or reaches higher than Jeff Noel”.

One word, “WOW”!

There have been times, as I’m sure there have been for you, that I’ve felt absolutely insignificant.

Self-doubt creeps in.

My advice to myself, which may or may not work for you, is:  “Stay the course”!

That brief, but significant moment on Friday has to be the highlight of my career.

Those who really know the humility I attempt to bring into daily living, will not be surprised by the boldness of today’s post.

Sometimes, in order to “prove” a point, you must put yourself out there as an example.  This time the example looks like an Olympic Gold medal.

And I humbly bow my head, as our National Anthem plays in the background, to accept the lifetime achievement award.  🙂

Carpe diem and stay the course, jeff noel

PS.  You may have to change course, to stay the course.  This is difficult, but critical to your success.

We are all metaphorically heading north and there are many ways to get there, but “north” always remains the goal.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.