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The Hard Is What Makes It Great

March 1, 2022

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ”
– Jimmy Doogan talking about baseball in A League Of Their Own

“That which we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly.”

– Thomas Paine

“What’s easy for you can still be hard on your clients.”

– Maxim 38 Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”

– Mae West

“No thank you. I don’t get them dents buffed, pulled, filled or painted by nobody. They’s way too valuable.”
– Mater Cars

I had lots of interesting words to use today talking about how we value things we have to work for. And then, I started going through the quotes that say it much more succinctly than I could.

When I first asked my lovely wife to marry me, she said no. Fortunately, she was still willing to date me. She just didn’t want to marry me. . .despite me wanting to marry her. It was months later that she finally agreed to say “I do.” Even now, 34 years later, I appreciate that I had to work at it.

The things I’ve really appreciated are the things I had to work and sacrifice for.

What have you worked at? What didn’t come easy to you?

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Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here

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