Have you ever looked at a house in a smart suburb, or looked twice at a fancy car driving by, or at people about to check into a fancy hotel? Do you envy your friends who go out every week or go on overseas holidays more often than you can remember? How can they have such a stunning job, house or family? Have you then turned around and wondered: "how do they make so much money to be able to afford all of this? Why is everything going so swimmingly well for them? How can they be so lucky? Did they win the lotto, inherit money or marry into a rich family?".
Why is it that I am working so hard but cannot afford any of these things? Are you disillusioned by just thinking about this? Where would you rather be and how can you get there?
If you really think about it, do you think that things are really that great if you put yourself in any of those peoples’ shoes? I do think that everybody has their own life that comes with its own package of problems. I am convinced that people get to where they are in life by hard work, courage and determination – by their own personal work ethic.
What is your work ethic?
Where does it come from and how does it affect your life?
What I have found from experience and looking a bit closer at the people that I admire, is that they all have a solid work ethic. They know what they want or where they want to get to and they will not waiver from their goal. They will make everything happen today and not leave anything for tomorrow. They are driven, they think out the box, they are pro-active and they move heaven and earth to make their ideas happen.
Is that impressive? How do you rank on the above points?
The bottom line is they have and still are working hard at making their life worth living.
Do you know what you want out of life?
Do you know how to get there?
And do you have a sense of responsibility, enough integrity and the discipline and the work ethic to get you there?