Life would seem to be unfair when we compare the success of one, to another. Some people live amazing lives and everything seems to come to them effortlessly, while others seem to be barely scraping by. There’s a large gap between the rich and the poor, as well as between those who achieve their dreams and those who settle for a life they never envisioned.
Have you ever wondered why this is? What is it that the ridiculously successful are doing that the rest of the population isn’t? In some cases, the success of the self made is passed on to their children who did not have to work for it, so what is it that the successful “self made” individuals are doing, that the ones who settle are not doing? The difference is in how much the “self made” is giving of themselves and in their efforts, to achieve their success.
In this life, you will get back in exact proportion, what you give. With this in mind, please understand that there is a difference between being busy working, and doing the right things consistently over a long period of time. Either we have been there before or we have observed someone else, but its common to work hard sacrificing our bodies and our time just to be reap the rewards of disappointment. In other cases, we see others who seem to do absolutely nothing and seem to receive way more than they should for their services.
Contrary to popular belief, life is fair and life will give you what you put out into the world. Being hard at work will not guarantee success, this much we know to be all too true. Being hard at work doing the RIGHT THINGS, guarantees success, EVERY SINGLE TIME. If you are working toward a certain goal and the time to harvest the fruit of your work comes, and its not what you expected, its not that you worked hard for nothing…you worked hard but either you weren’t doing the right things, you weren’t doing enough or you weren’t doing the right things at the right time.
This is where being honest with ourselves is a must, and I mean brutally honest. Could you have done more? Is it that maybe you didn’t do enough? Did you do the right things at the right time? Were you as prepared for the opportunity as you could have been, or did you wait until the last minute when you could have been productive long before? These are questions you must ask yourself, and then think about other resources you could have used and other things that you could have done to increase your chances of success.
When you give more of yourself and in your efforts, your chances of success are increased exponentially. Success is guaranteed to the one who knows where they are going and they are willing to pay the price to get there, and in most cases, the ultimate price is the down payment…everything that you possibly have to give! All of you and every ounce of effort you can muster BUT most importantly, you have to go the extra mile in understanding what it is exactly that you need to do.