‘All events of wealth are preceded by process, a backstory of trial, risk, hard work and sacrifice.’ – MJ Demarco, the Millionaire FASTLANE!
Remember that overnight sensation who became an all star in the NBA? What about the multi-millionaire who made $100 Million after selling their startup?
Most individuals see the final results and are so focused on lagging metrics. Most individuals don’t want to face the reality of putting in the hard work. Most individuals are looking for the get out of jail free card to propel them to that next level.
What if I told you, very simply, you have to put in the time and effort if you want to succeed in whatever your goals are. This is a simple truth the human mind struggles to cope with. We have grown up and are living in a day and age where people feel entitled to that next big promotion, free two day delivery of packages (funny thing you don’t realize you are actually paying for it), or the car or home they have always dreamed of. All of these things are well and good, but where has the mindset gone of putting in the work and busting your ass for what you want.
I don’t agree with the money mindset my parents have and still have, but one of the things I am most thankful for is their obsession of instilling a great work ethic into both my brother and I. My dad used to always tell us, “If you aren’t going to do it right the first time, you might as well not do it at all.” Have you ever heard that phrase? It was one of those phrases where you knew you had messed up big time if your parents had to say. I heard it a lot as a younger kid growing up.
This instilled a drive and work ethic in me I am forever grateful for.
- Hard focused work will trump almost everything
- People too often are focused on the end result versus focusing on accumulating actions every day to put yourself in a position to reach the end goal
- Sometimes you have to risk it for the biscuit