Sometimes life is just hard. For me, writing a book and putting it out into the world is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Mainly because I’ve spent a great deal of my life trying not to draw attention to myself. Why? Because being out in the open, at least while growing up, meant danger. Safety was found in introversion and quietness. Childhood history is not always easy to overcome. Yet despite the obstacles, I have been determined to keep challenging myself to put my work out into the world. I think of it as stepping into my greatness.


In the movie, A League of Their Own, the star of a women’s professional baseball team, played by Geena Davis, wants to leave the team before its season ends to return home with her husband.


When the team’s coach, played by Tom Hanks, challenges her decision and wonders why, she says, “It just got too hard.”


Hanks replies, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it—the hard is what makes it great.”




We’ve all had things that we’ve wanted to give up on. And, like me, you’ve probably given up on a few.


But what is it that you need to not give up on?


What is it that you need to do that is hard, and its hardness makes it great?


Are you ready to step into your greatness?




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