It is Simple, But Not Easy


What I believe is not believed by everyone,
And is not practiced by everyone who believes it.

Pat Schneider

Never confuse simple and easy.

Simple is easy to understand but hard to execute.

Figuring out the path to success is simple.

Walking the path is hard.

The execution is always the hard part.

The execution requires sacrifice and discipline.

The execution requires precision planning and prioritizing.

The execution requires massive work, insane boredom, and extreme loneliness.

The execution requires you to feel the acute pain of failure and requires you to grapple a few rounds with self-doubt and discouragement.

Everyone wants to be a champion.

What they don’t want is to live the lifestyle and endure the pain that is necessary to become one.

Have you ever witnessed a wrestler come up with an off-season plan?

Most execute the plan while their mood is still right, but once the mystique of having a big goal has worn off and the actual grueling work is required, they fall to the wayside.

Others, the champions, continue to execute their plan well past the point of being in vogue to do so.

They do things others are not willing to do.

That is why they get what others are not able to get.

Never confuse simple and easy.

The difference between simple and easy is the work.

And work is hard.

It Is Simple But Not Easy

Is a chapter from

Wrestling Rules for Life

Which can be purchased at

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