An inconvenient truth

 
 

You’re poor and earn a minimum wage

You’re poor because you don’t have skills that companies need. The better your skills the more money you make. Get off your ass and learn something that will make you valuable. Learn anything, but remember, becoming good at anything requires hard work. There is no short cut.

You hate your job

Get a new job. Get off your ass and go find a job you’ll enjoy. But you see, here’s the catch. Most people hate their jobs because it’s the only job they can get. Improve your skills in the career you enjoy and you will enjoy your job. Stop complaining about the fact that you hate your job. You actually just hate yourself for not having the balls to do something about it.

You hate your boss

You probably hate your boss because you’re getting pressure for not doing your job properly. You probably hate your boss because he/she doesn’t say thank you every time you do something that you are paid to do. Get off your ass and become better than your boss and you’ll eventually become the boss. Stop feeling entitled. You are entitled to nothing unless you earn it. You can’t earn it in months. It takes years. Learn from your boss and stop being jealous because you’re not the boss. You’re not the boss because you’re not good enough yet.

You don’t earn enough money

You work from 8 to 5 and you hardly come out with your salary. Shame. You need 8 hours sleep and another 2 for domestic stuff. That leaves 5 hours that you probably lounge away watching cricket or Desperate Housewives or some other mind-numbing drivel. Instead of working on your own goals you do nothing. I’m tired! I worked hard the whole day! Shame. Grow some balls and do something. Improve your skills. Start a part-time business. Sell something. Make something. You will not become wealthy with your day job. You can earn as much after hours as during office hours, thereby doubling your income. Catch is, it will require you to get off your lazy ass and do something.

You don’t have any friends

Maybe no one wants to be friends with you for a reason? Are you a nice person or an asshole? Look in the mirror. What do you see? Will you be friends with yourself? Stop blaming the world. Change. Improve. Make yourself better. Learn. Listen. Grow. 

You have really bad luck

We make our own luck. Garry Player once famously said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” 

Bad luck is just another excuse of weak people to try and justify their own ineptitude.

It’s an inconvenient truth, that almost everything that goes wrong in our lives is our own fault. Own up and get off your ass and do something about it.

Punctuality and Success

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There is a worrying trend developing amongst young people today. I’ve seen it develop and increase over the years and I need to say something about it. There is a growing nonchalant attitude towards punctuality. I take this matter so seriously that I have actually fired employees on the spot for being late for meetings. Punctuality is the foundation upon which success is built. Successful people measure time in seconds and minutes. Losers measure time in hours, days, weeks and months. Punctuality is important to me because time is important to me. If you are 15 minutes late for an appointment you have effectively stolen 15 minutes from me. You have robbed me of the most valuable commodity in the universe. I would prefer it if you stole money from me, but not time. Time I can never get back.

Being late is being tardy. It reflects a number of things about you. It shows that you do not value time. Therefore you do not value success. You are not driven to be successful.

It shows that you have no respect. You do not see anything wrong with stealing time from another person. You can only steal from someone that you don’t respect. Respect is one of the most important cornerstones of success. If there is no respect then how can there be progress? How can there be synergy? How can there be mutual goals?

It shows that you do not respect yourself. If you respected yourself then you would take pride in your punctuality. You would take pride in being 5 minutes early at every appointment or meeting. You would take pride in the seriousness with which you view your own ambition.

Why is this so important? Because successful people only associate with successful people. If you have no ambition and you have no respect and you have no pride then you will never be allowed into the company of success. Successful people avoid tardiness like the plague. Successful people are never late.

Change your ways or be doomed to mediocrity forever. Success is something you DO, not something you GET.