Excellence wasn’t meant to be easy. In fact, somewhere along the line we have gotten used to getting most things handed to us. We wake up to water, food and shelter every day. All of these that we completely take for granted. As soon as something begins to get difficult, we try to get it around it. The definition of hard work is thrown around every day. What is it? And who is to judge who works the hardest? Hard work should be one’s own perception. Your perception is your reality. One person’s definition may be completely different than another. Instead of hard work, try using total effort. Understand the value of what it means to give total effort. My hope for you in reading these messages every day is that you can learn to change how you think. It is a life changer, and something you should work on every day.