Things of value rarely come easy and usually require lots of preparation, time, and hard work. Along the way, people and events may derail us, slow us down, and get in our way. That’s the reality of how business works.

Problems always pop up. Expect them. Being tough lets us work through them without becoming worn out or negative.

Now, here’s a million dollar question: What if Michelangelo had said, “I don’t do ceilings,” and walked away from painting the Sistine Chapel?

An interesting question, huh?