In a world where making money is apparently much easier than ever, people tend to become lazy, trying to look for no-sweat ways to make a buck. I’ve talked to many people saying that hard work is no longer needed. Just follow the system and you’re on your way to living the life you’ve always dreamed of.
But I strongly DISAGREE!
I once drank the same Kool-Aid as the majority and tried to follow a variety of different systems to get rich. I tried network marketing, internet marketing, franchising, direct selling and so on. I followed the system, nothing worked. Obviously something was wrong so I decided to take a step back and check out what’s going on.
I did my homework and realized the SHOCKING TRUTH!
All the successful people in the world worked hard to build the empires that they’re sitting on right now. They didn’t follow the system. They built it. The likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had to work day in and day out to build their companies. I’m confident to say that the men and women behind the Forbes World’s Richest People list are the ones who worked the hardest.
But WHY? Why is hard work still essential in our fast-paced modern world?
Because the rules never change. Let’s take a look at network marketing for example.
- The founder of the company worked hard to build the system that runs his company. He probably spent lots of money to perfect it, money which probably was also a result of hard work.
- The top marketers of the company are the ones who work the hardest. They talk to people day and night and build their own little empires following the system.
But hey, didn’t the top marketers follow the system and become rich? True. But are they richer than the one who built the system? Most likely not. Either way, both worked hard to achieve their financial freedom. They learned the meaning of “sacrifice now, play later” and followed that advice with their heart.
The problem you see is that people only see the big house(s) and the awesome car(s). They don’t see the sweat and blood that went before that.
So here are some questions for you…
- Do you work hard?
- If so, do you work hard following the system OR building your system?
- Are you willing to work hard now and reap the rewards later?