Success is what drives our society. In fact, people love to talk about success. Whether you are working at an office or you're working at the fields, you can bet that people will size you up based on success.
Posted January 1,2020 in Business.
I hate to break it to you but it all boils down to dollars and cents
Are you making more money than your neighbors? Are you worth more than the people you went to school with? Did you go further in your career? How do people measure that? That's right. By the amount of money in your bank account. It's all about money, money, money!
Now, a lot of people are offended by this. A lot of people think that this is just crass materialism and it rots the soul and so on and so forth. I would agree with them. But despite the fact that we can cry until our tears have dried up regarding the crass materialism of our modern world, all those tears are not going to make this reality go away.
People can and do measure you based on your ability to make money. So do yourself a big favor. If you want to build the kind of success that you can have pride in that is free of money, you better have self discipline. This is the ultimate building block of your self defiant success.
If you want to break away from being measured in financial terms against your cousins, junior high school classmates or fraternity brothers or sorority sisters, you better listen up. Either you come up with your own measure through your own hard work, focus and dedication or somebody else will impose their standard on you.
You already know what the standard is. You are already chafing under that standard. It's a standard you did not make. It's a standard you can not accept. It's a standard that is centered completely around money.
You know that you're not just about money. You know that you're worth more. Well, prove it by being self disciplined. Prove it by taking control over your life. Prove it by taking ownership over the many things in your life that you'd rather run away from.
That's how you build the kind of life you want for yourself, That's how you make a statement. That's how you push back against all the peer pressure that the world is putting on your shoulder. That's how you step up and become a full person. How do you do this?
Well, it's simple. You live your life day to day doing things that are necessary and unpleasant. Sure, it's hard to show up at work on time every time and to put in 110%. It is particularly difficult when it seems like your boss is incapable of even appreciating all the hard work and effort you put in.
But you're not doing this for your boss. You're doing this day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, not for your boss, not for some sort of external reward. You're doing it for yourself. You're doing it to build discipline because before you know it, you will have developed enough worth inside of you that your current boss would be a complete full to ignore.
Either they pay you what you're worth or you're going to walk and get paid. That's how it works. So do yourself a big favor. Invest in yourself in the most important and strategic way possible. Invest in your self discipline today.
Make no mistake, common sense is very uncommon today because everybody's looking for a short cut. Everybody's looking for a freebie. Everybody's looking for an easy way out. You, on the other hand, are digging in and becoming a better person because of that choice.