Hard Work… Why Are You Doing What You Are Doing?
“Most of society looks at slow economies as a negative scenario. What it truly is, is an exposure of the fake and the weak, an opportunity for the passionate”
What is important to grow your business? The newest tools, the best training, the most innovative process? Why is it that so many college drop-outs, high school kids, people who come from nothing succeed and surpass those that have been given every opportunity, every possible boost to get them to excel?
It is hard work. It is the will to push past that mental feeling that pain means stop. There are millions of reasons why you should hit snooze on the alarm clock. You only need one reason to not hit that snooze button. Hard work means you need to be able to face your shortcomings and areas you lack in. Attack those weak areas with what will improve them. Read books, exercise, study your industry, and be on the cutting edge of you. Know your mental road blocks. Be able to predict when your subconscious will whisper it’s too hard, you cant do it. Shock yourself by attacking that thought before it becomes a hurdle too high to jump.
It is easy to receive a handout and there is something to be said for being able to graciously accept help. What I will tell you is that individuals will never cherish something given to them the way something earned, with their own blood sweat and tears, is cherished.
Hard work will get you through the slow times. We will all experience rejection, low sales, and slow economies. It is hard work that will separate you from the pack. Average people and even above average will quit when times get tough. The committed, the fighters, will buckle down and prove that it is the dedication to hard work that drags them through. Most of society looks at slow economies as a negative scenario. What it truly is, is an exposure of the fake and the weak, an opportunity for the passionate. It quickly becomes an environment where hard work is not just something talked about but a foundation for why your business will stand out.
Would you work harder today if someone threatened to take your business and all you worked for away from you? Of course you would. There are thousands of someones making that threat everyday. With every improved service and product in your industry they are threatening to take away your business.
Work hard, that’s it, it is not anything else, hasn’t ever really been anything else. That is how you succeed, that is how you feel fulfilled at the end of the day. Walk away knowing you gave it your all.
Founder, Heart Soul Auto