The other day I overheard a person literally say that they wanted to be successful at their job. That they deserved to be paid more. Then they turned around and said that they were too good to work weekends. What? Are you kidding me?
Just showing up to your life seems to be a hard thing for people to do these days. So many think they are entitled to be something great but are unwilling to put in the time doing menial, seemingly unimportant tasks in order to find out what that greatness is made up of. You don’t have to be better than everyone else. You have to work harder than them. You have to show up when it is not convenient. You have to do the small, tireless things that teach you how to be truly great. You don’t have to be your own boss. You have to work for someone who can teach you what you need to know to be successful first. You have to learn to be Humble, accountable and trustworthy. Only then can you know how to be your own boss.
Being truly great and successful doesn’t just happen when the spotlight shines. It is made in the loneliness of dredging through behind the scenes. It is created through hard work and long hours when no one is looking. It is found in respect and obedience to others that know more than you. It is found in those that show up everyday to their life.
Being successful isn’t ever easy. That is why you should never expect it to be handed to you. Especially if you think you are better than working weekends.