Your Work Ethic Doesn’t Match Your Goals
Day five of the 12 Days of Crysmas is here! Have you been enjoying the tips thus far? I sure hope you have!
Day Five: Do the Work
You can be as clear as you possibly can about setting your intentions, but if you’re not willing to do the work, nothing will happen. If you’re expecting to have everything handed to you or for everything to go your way, it just won’t happen that way.
To accomplish anything, you have to do the work. If you’re looking to start a business, you have to research, learn, try, fail, get back up and keep going. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart (Tweet This).
Everyone wants to be a boss, but no one wants to do boss work. – Click here to tweet this!
As someone who has a business, I can tell you firsthand that it is not an easy task. You don’t go into any position, especially being a new business owner, and have it all together. You have to work on it every single day and it gets hard. Social media has made it seem like entrepreneurship is glamorous and leaves you with a stacked bank account and no worries; that’s not the case.
However, if you’re willing to do the work, you can and will be successful.
We all want overnight success. We want to start a business and bring in six figures right away. We want to start a blog and have our first post go viral. We want to start a YouTube channel and have 100,000 subscribers immediately. We want everything fast, but a fast come up will also be a quick let down.
Be patient with your journey. Even if being an entrepreneur isn’t one of your goals, no matter what job you have, you have to do the work. You can’t expect to get the big promotion when you do just enough to get by in your current position. People who do just enough to get by don’t reach higher levels of success because their work ethic doesn’t match what is required of someone who is successful.
You don’t come in to work on time, your favorite line is “That’s not in my job description.”, and anytime something more is asked of you, you decline. Yet, you want a position with more responsibility, one that demands more time, and more of what you refuse to give because you’re ready to be a boss when you haven’t learned how to be an employee yet.
Be willing to do the work that no one else wants to do. It may be hard right now, it may be dirty, but it is what will set you apart from everyone else.
What are you willing to sacrifice for the things you want?