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What's the hardest thing you do every day that gets you closer to your goals?

For many of us, it's tough being consistent especially if it involves doing activities that are challenging even if they will eventually get us to where we want to be.

There are no excuses though because if you want to be incredibly successful, doing the things that others won't do, is what will help you rise above your competition.

According to's, Peter Economy, here are 7 hard things the cream of the crop do every day.

1. Always being completely transparent

Sometimes, it can feel really hard not to indulge in what appears to be a harmless white lie. Yet, the problem with white lies many people don't realize is that they add up--and they add up really quickly.

The more honest and vulnerable you are with those around you, the truer you are to yourself. Not only are your intentions clear to those you work with--you'll never be questioned about your motives.

2. Wake up really early

Although some of us are night owls rather than early birds, it's been proven that peak productivity is definitely in the early morning. Force yourself to complete a couple tasks while sipping on your morning coffee. Your long-term success will come.

3. Keep petty change

All money is money, even though we often tend to forget that. Even when spending $5 here or $3 there may not seem like a big deal, keep in mind that things--whether we like it or not--always add up.

4. Eat well

Your body is a reflection of your perceived self-worth--so definitely be sure that you're treating it well. If you feed your body nutritious foods, greens, and lean protein, you'll feel great. And your productivity will reflect that.

5. Don't touch your phone

Have at least one hour a day when you don't go on your phone. These days, we're all so addicted to this little box of glass and wire that, sometimes, we lose sight of the splendor around us. Put your phone down. Your real-life experiences will amplify.

6. Set realistic goals

Don't overload yourself or multitask to an unreasonable extreme. We all have things we know we can do, and we'll feel amazing when we complete them. Focus on those--don't drown yourself.

7. Ask for help

Even though many of us are shy to admit when we can't take on all the work ourselves, the time can come when it's no longer reasonable to do everything ourselves. In those moments, reach out to those you trust for help. Your tired, stressed nerves will feel blessed.

Thank you Peter for that terrific advice.

Which of the above will you to help get closer to your goals?

Are you willing to do them?

If you don't take action now, your current situation won't change.

As always, it's up to you.

To your success,


Michael Palmer

Article by Michael Palmer

Michael is the CEO of Pure Bookkeeping, the host of The Successful Bookkeeper podcast and an acclaimed business coach who has helped hundreds of bookkeepers across the world push through their fears and exponentially grow their businesses and achieve the quality of life they've always wanted.