Why is it that some of us have more than others while the income gap continues to increase between the rich and the poor? Most of us work harder every day, yet it seems that we aren’t really getting any further ahead. What is the problem? Is it perspective, or reality?
If you look at successful people, most of them have had similar circumstances to the rest of the people around them. So why is it that they have more money, bigger houses, nicer cars and have the opportunity to have lifelong success?
It really isn’t that complicated. If you look at the people you would consider successful, who are they? Some would say they look up to the professional degrees such as doctors and lawyers. Others would say they look up to business moguls like the entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den. Some people would argue that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two of the most accomplished entrepreneurs ever; but what is it that made them so special?
- They worked hard, continuously for many years
- At some point, they all started off with nothing
- They offered something of value
- They were willing to DISRUPT their industry with their product or service
- They continued with their journey, regardless of the setbacks
- They set a goal, and made sure that above everything else, they would accomplish it
So the next time you criticize successful people for the companies or business they own; think about how hard they worked to get there. Use your downtime in a positive way by reading success stories, or self-help books to ensure YOU can be better. Learn from their mistakes. Listen to their advice, and apply it to your life. All of us have to make the most of today in our jobs, with our families and friends. That is what will help us build a great tomorrow. It’s what we do today that will change tomorrow; and it’s what we do tomorrow that will change the world. Put everything you have into your passion, and you will see the effect in years to come. Work hard, work smart, and be thankful for the opportunities you have been given.