The Hardest Thing To Do...

It's actually quite easy to write this e-mail every morning at this point. 

It has become a habit over the last few years, and I have thousands of people waiting to read it at noon time everyday.

You are my accountability. 

Which makes it easy because I know I have to show up to you, you're counting on me. 

You know what the hardest thing to do is?

Work hard when no one is watching. 

Think about it it any facet of life...

It's easy to work hard when you have eyes on you, or people counting on you. 

Whether that's in work, family, or fitness, if someone is watching you, or counting on you to get something done, it's easy to work hard. 

Most of us are decent human beings and we don't want to disappoint others. 

It's why the simple things like having to book your sessions and showing up to a coach greeting you every single day is so important to your accountability at Spurling. 


Working hard when no one is watching is the hardest thing to do. 

However, it's those that have this discipline that can quickly pull away from the pack and see some great results, in any facet of life. 

Let's look at a work situation...

You're in the office, you have things you could be doing, but there is nothing super urgent, and no one is watching you. 

What do you do?

Do you putter around, checking social media, and just kill time?

That's the default because it's hard to work hard when no one is watching. 

When it comes to fitness...

Do you get up before the kids get up and get a workout in?

Do you say no to the sweets at 9pm, even if no one will know but you that you ate it?

Do you honestly track what you eat?

The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching, but it's in those moments, if optimized, you can make the biggest strides in your progress. 

I challenge you to look at one opportunity where you can be honest with yourself and change your efforts towards a time where you know you're currently not working hard because you know no one is watching. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling