Personally, I'm always happy when something is hard. Why? Because I know that most people won't do what it takes; therefore, it will be easier for me to step in front of the pack and take the lead. I love what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said so eloquently: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge." When you press on despite difficulty, tedium, and hardship, that's when you earn your improvement and gain strides on the competition. If it's hard, awkward, or tedious, so be it. Just do it. And keep doing it, and the magic of the Compound Effect will reward you handsomely.