“Today was a long, hard day.”
This response has been uttered many times, yet it can derive from two different types of day.
The first form of long, hard day comes from dealing with unexpected and difficult situations; a reaction to something coming at you with ferocity. These days happen for a variety of reasons, and to even the most experienced person, they will happen. These days are exhausting.
The other long, hard day happens when your ferocity is leading you to do the difficult work. You push on and on, with no delay or hesitation. These days are also exhausting, yet these day end with a sense of accomplishment and excitement.
We all have long, hard days at times. Prepare yourself to do the hard work, or the hard work will find you unprepared. Seek out the difficult work that leaves you energized and accomplished, before the difficult work finds you.
“How was your day today?”