If pain isn't a daily experience, you're not doing enough. It needs to scare you - make you wake up every morning and give extra thought to it's achievement. Your bar needs to be raised past the point of the 99's wildest imagination. If you want to become the 1%, you must be willing to shoulder a load of expectation most wouldn't dream about. This either frightens you into submission or excites you into action.
"Easy" will never be a part of the equation, but "worth it" will always be there to celebrate with at the end. To join the elite group of 1%rs, fear must be something that haunted you in the past, now giving way to risk. You must be able to dive into an empty pool, knowing somehow, someway, water will appear before you hit bottom. Call it faith or self belief, but possession of it IS mandatory.
Are you ready? Do you have what it takes? Game time!