It’s the hard that makes it great!

Sometimes I feel “I hate to write.” But then I remember, “I love having written.” Trust me, the feeling would’ve remained the same even if Dorothy Parker hadn’t said this first.

The hardest aspect about writing is the time and space it demands to write down something that makes sense, agrees with my own logic, and is truly my own spin to what’s so obvious and common knowledge. I don’t claim to be an “original” and I’m convinced there’s nothing new under the sun! Yet, we all strive to be that person who would discover or invent something new. Guess what? We just may do that but it takes time, patience and a crapton of commitment.

But then you knew that already. Didn’t you? Well, I certainly do. That’s why I show up everyday because I know that’s exactly what I love to do. The challenge is that I have a tendency to get wrapped up in ‘perfectionities.’ Which can be healthy at times but it sucks the joy out of my life. Everything, including this, looks and sounds like a chore. And I hate chores! Who doesn’t?

That’s exactly when I feel like quitting. It’s the breaking point. I’ve sure you’ve come near enough as well. It’s scary and saps all the energy and confidence that you have. Some stubborn folks like me survive while the others struggle day in and out until everything falls apart. Isn’t that a tragedy?

I love the movie A League of Their Own! It’s simply one of the best sports movies I’ve ever seen. And this scene below, changed my life.

A League of Their Own – It’s the hard that makes it great!

One can draw parallels from baseball (or any sport) to life. If you feel it is ‘getting too hard,’ just remember that it is suppose to be hard. And it’s the hard that makes it great!

Living a great life isn’t the end goal. It’s a journey. One that you can experience if you’re bold enough to struggle and endure the hard times. Because that’s what is going to make this journey great.

By Sunil Nair

Nurturing leaders of tomorrow.

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