Taking the Hard Road

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There is two different ways to do things in life, the easy way and the hard way. Which way do you go? I know, the easy way sounds amazing right? Wrong! Actually this is a trick question in a way. If you take the easy way, then chances are it will get harder for you down the road. If you take the hard way, then chances it will become easier for you down the road. Confused yet? Lets talk it out.

First lets discuss the easy route and how it turns into a hard road. Many of us see that the easy way starts off smooth and gives us what we want faster. For example, you think if you skip step A and B and jump right into C you will be done quicker. Chances are you can get it done, it looks good and it will be fine. A day or so goes by and it blows up in your face and you need to start over.

Another example of the easy route maybe that you go down the path of just working 8-5 everyday, like your job and don’t really branch out about moving up in the company. You just happy with sitting at your desk not improving, because it takes less effort. Well a few years pass and you are stuck same desk, same job, not really standing out or trying to get a head. You will either have your job on the chopping block, bored and annoyed with bosses and coworkers, and really just needing a change. (this is an example)

Now if you would have done the hard route for example things would be a lot different. You get the job or run your own business, but want to improve to be higher in the company brass. So you work harder, go back to college for a higher degree or get certified in your field to improve. Then in time you start to move up in the company or find a better position in another company, with higher pay. All because you took the time to work harder at it.

When you start down the hard road, everything looks far in the distance and may seem unreachable half the time. You may not see the light for a long time. It may cost you many nights working at your home office to improve or get a head. (Just don’t overwork). While others are sitting around just clocking in and clocking out for the pay check, you are charging forward thinking of the future not just today.

Now this is not saying that if you punch in and punch out that it is the easy road, just not the hardest. Anyone can make something of their life. If you aren’t happy with it or want to improve you just need to do it. Turn off the TV and get some stuff done. Don’t look at the Paris Hiltons in the world and think everyone has it that easy. The rich and powerful get that way because they put in the time, effort, sweat, tears, and blood. Anyone can do it, if you fail it’s okay, because you will succeed. Just like in baseball if you miss 7 out of 10 times, you are still successful.

In the end taking the hard road is more of a leap of faith. Anyone can do it and you can fall flat on your face. Just dust yourself off and continue leaping, in time you will make the right move. It’s hard yes, but if it wasn’t hard would the reward be worth it. The easy way gives you what you want for the short-term. The hard way builds your own road to your future success. Take the leap!

Choosing the hard road is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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