08 Jul on Patience
I was scrolling Facebook the other day, and all the ads I was seeing pop into my newsfeed made me nauseous:
“Quit your job and get rich!! Learn how I signed clients with no experience!”
“I went from no business to a millionaire in 5 months—here’s how you can, too!”
“Learn how to turn yourself into a celebrity and get 50,000 followers in three months.”
“Lose 20 pounds in 3 weeks! I’ll show you how!”
Since when has society shifted its focus away from hard work? And what is up with this whole image of success being quick and easy?
Hard work is SO underrated… And in truth, there are no shortcuts for real success.
Sure, you can probably job hop and get a raise (in fact, I recommend that to many people depending on their situation). And yes, sometimes mega promotions come along and they change the course of your life and your income.
But what I’m talking about is entitlement.
And so, I want to ask YOU: Are you approaching your career from the desire to take massive shortcuts? Or do you approach it with a willingness to do the work? Be honest.
When I started my business, I knew it would be hard. But what I didn’t know then is that the hard work makes is so much more fulfilling. Without all those hours of failure, tears, debt and worry, I wouldn’t fully be able to experience the hours of success and joy in the same way.
I leave you with one of my favorite videos … And a quote from it that I love.
“You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who think they are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do.”
These people get it… And like Einstein says: “I’m not smarter. I just stick with problems longer.”
To your hard work and fulfillment,