Thursday, July 3, 2008

Work to Win

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win. If you don't you won't.

Bruce Jenner

There you have, want to succeed, work hard. Do you think it is our natural tendency to seek for the “get rich quick” scheme or is it that our instant gratification society that teaches us from birth to seek out the short cut? I work hard and have found success but do still seek for an easier way at times. I’ve read a fair number of get rich quick stories to find that their richnes didn’t really come quick. They worked hard for a long time before they hit it rich. The millionaire next door is all about regular people who do their job every day, spend less than they make and save the rest. Do that long enough and you too can become a millionaire.

After getting Bruce Jenner’s quote from Zig this morning I googled to remind myself about his background. He is quite an impressive guy. In 1976 he was named “World’s greatest athlete” for his 8,634 score in the decathalon. He hasn’t sat back on his laurels or endorsements since then. He has given enormous support to numerous great organizations like Special Olympics and National Dyslexia Foundation. Bruce’s battle with dyslexia gave him a strong work ethic. Whatever weakness we have can actually become the thing that pushes us to achieve more.

At the end of the day, take time to reflect on something tough you overcame. Take on a new challenge everyday and you will have a great sense of accomplishment.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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