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The Secret to Doing Hard Things at Home and at Work

Achieving your goals isn’t a straight path. There will be bumps on the road, hurdles you have to get over, and detours that could get you off track.

What will help you keep going even when things are difficult?

I just started working out again and it wasn’t easy. 

I have gotten into the rhythm, but I hit a part in the workout where it was going to be really hard.

10 burpees is a huge hurdle for me. I thought,  “It’s been a long time since I last worked out. I don’t know if I can do that. I don’t know if I should.” 

That was my gut reaction.

But here’s what’s great in that difficult situation, it wasn’t about my gut reaction. It was about my next action, which was to go ahead and try anyway.

It’s not about your gut reaction; it’s about your next action. 

It’s not about that first gut reaction that you have. It is about the next reaction or action that you take.

If your gut jumps up and tells you something is impossible, too hard, or you’re not ready, what are you going to do with that information? 

That’s what matters. That’s what makes the difference. 

I told myself, “Hey, you know what? It’s better to try than not try.” 

So I did my 10 burpees. And maybe my muscles will hurt later, but right now, I feel great and strong. 💪 

It’s better to try than not try.

I want to share this with you because you will go through difficult things in life. You will get a project that you think you can’t handle. You will have difficult conversations at home and at work….

But your gut reaction does not define you. It’s the next action you take that matters.

I hope you find that helpful and if you want to hear more, check out my podcast, The Savvy Working Mom, on your favorite podcast streaming platforms. And if you have an event coming up at work and you want to hear me speak there, reach out to me because I’d love to meet you!