Weekly Wisdom: Take the Stairs, There’s No Elevator to Success

Take the Stairs, There’s No Elevator to Success

Hard work pays off. Work hard, party harder.  You get out what you put in. These sayings and more have been drilled into all of our heads. And as corny as they sound…they’re truer than true.

A lot of people attempt to skip the hard work to get to the payoff. They don’t want to sacrifice their time to studying, but want the grades and the GPA of the most studious student. They’re not willing to go the extra mile at work, but want the same pay as the their co-worker, whose the first one to work and the last one to leave. They don’t want to go through the hustle of getting their name or their brand out there, but they want the exposure and the attention of the person willing to live off peanuts to make their mark in this world. It doesn’t add up.

And it never will.

Many successful people have told me that there is no easy way. I repeat: there is NO easy way. I’ve heard of people selling everything they own just to put on an art show of their work. Parents going without furniture in their house, just to be able to afford to send their kids to a better school, a school that would better prepare their children for the future. And these people didn’t think twice about these sacrifices. To be successful in this world, we’ve got to be willing to be uncomfortable. If we can’t get past that, we ain’t gettin’ much further than the start line of whatever race we’re in.

If you’ve got big dreams, you need an even bigger tolerance for discomfort. For us lay people, nothing in this world will ever be handed to us. And if it is, consider it fool’s gold. And while you’re being a fool, you’ll find that the other contenders who put in their due diligence have lapped you –two and three and four times over.

There is no elevator to success. Take the stairs, break a sweat and put in the work.


Peace, Love & Consciousness,