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Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, Second Edition by Christopher P. Neck, Charles C. Manz

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Chapter 3. Rough Road, Detours, and Roadblocks or Leading Ourselves to Do Necessary but Unattractive Tasks

 

Hard work won't guarantee you a thing, but without it you don't stand a chance.

 
 --Pat Riley

“I can't face another—no, not today,” she groaned to herself as she looked at her new formidable challenger.

“You must,” she heard from a voice somewhere in the deep recesses of her mind. Only moments before she had overcome what she thought to be her last adversary of the day and had risen to start the journey she had longed for—only to be challenged again. Looking cautiously at the massive features of the beast, she sighed deeply in dismay. But then a strategy came to her and her determination returned. She reached swiftly, but with great control, ...

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