The hard yards are actually the easiest to cover.
But in order to cover them, you have to stay put.
You do the hard yards by sticking at it, by staying focused – when you want to get up from the desk, open Facebook or Twitter or email, put the TV on, do the washing up – anything to avoid what you know you should be doing.
Those are the hard yards.
Few people can stare down the hard yards. Often I can’t.
But I’m pretty sure they’re the ones that make a difference.
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