There are many lessons that we learn while on our journey; some that have more impact than others. When we put our lessons in the context of our goals there is an overarching lesson that applies all the time and without question it is, when we put in the effort, we get a better outcome. The intriguing part of this lesson is that effort is totally under our control. We need no permission, no currency, no special insight. All we have to do is put the power of who we are and what we are capable of into what we are aiming to do and achieve. Putting in the effort is very satisfying, there is a physical and emotional response that catalyzes from the effort and it has both a short, and long-term, positive effect. So, let’s remember that when it matters, we put in the effort and we produce a better outcome and there is little better than that while on our journey.