01 Aug What makes true success rewarding?
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”
Hard work has its price, and it has its reward. Seeing a life from an outsider perspective, one can be viewed as “lucky” or easy like an elevator to have the life he/she is living. But below the surface, many times the risks, tears, sweat, perseverance, failures, and falls are obscure. The “stairs” which appear to be an “elevator” is the work that majority are not willing to take.
The Dad who works two different jobs to support his kids, the CEO waking up at 4:30a to fit in a workout before a full 70+ hour work week ahead to lead his company of dedicated employees, or the yogi and Producer yogi working through a Sunday afternoon and evening to create a dream they are passionate about to share with the world—those stairs, the behind-the-scenes, are what many miss when the success does come.
At the least, have fun in whatever you are doing. Enjoy the process, detach from the outcome, and remember to smile along the way. The dedication and perseverance to follow your path and acquire your dream is a reward that only the warriors, the risk-takers, and the stair-takers will understand. And, maybe, there’s no applause, no “good job” or no payback for a long time to come. But, having faith and enjoying the process is the pay in between.
#mondaymotivation Work hard, from passion. Detach from the outcome. And, enjoy the process. Success comes from clear goals, determination, and love—not luck.