When do you choose to do very hard things?

Some people take on all-comers — at least when they have the bandwidth. Some are reactive — they have something to prove. Others, still, are more strategic.

What is your strategy? Can you sum it up in a sentence or two? What is your signal to go? To wait? To stop?

For the record, I would define a Very Hard Thing as something that:

  • Requires significant personal change
  • Requires you to say no to things that you normally say yes to — maybe forever