There is No Substitute

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In the super hyper-active world we live in today we seem to be constantly searching for a simple solution to make up for the things we don’t have real time to handle. We text instead of picking up the phone to communicate, we listen to audiobooks instead of reading, hell we even use things like Splenda to sweeten our iced tea because it takes to long for real sugar to dissolve!

Don’t get me wrong these modern conveniences have made our lives more pleasurable in a lot of regards but we must be very careful to not allow this concept to creep into other areas of our lives. More specifically as we go day to day make a living we have to make sure we recognize there are NO substitutes for hard work!

In my business I am always looking for the better mouse trap, trying to stay ahead of industry trends and systemize as many processes as possible but my success hinges on my ability to work harder than my competitors. It’s not all that glamorous and if one more person hits me with the famous cliche’ “Work Smarter, Not Harder”, I am going to catch a case!

The only Smarter Work is Harder Work, less you look up and find yourself with zero clients or unemployed! This is the bottom line and I am sorry to be the one to break the bad news to my intellectual folks out here who have tried to make us hard workers think any different.

Sure you can coast through life finding short cuts and back doors but that is hardly the way to become the Top Dog in your field! I mean really what would the greats say to the “Work Smarter” crew? Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, Kobe Bryant (I still hate the Lakers but that’s a different subject), Warren Buffet or Barack Obama would all tell you sure you need modern conveniences but there are absolutely No short cuts, No Substitutions for hard work!

The modern conveniences that many use as substitutes make it easy for some to coast but they allow the great the opportunity to out work everyone else. If you doubt what I say, test it for yourself but don’t be surprised when you don’t exceed your wildest dreams! On the other hand if excellence is your goal, get lost in your work more than not, allow no one to have a better work ethic than you!

Just think about it, even if you miss the moon you still can dance with the stars! Work your asses off and the world will beat a path to your door and the satisfaction you get from the process will allow you to live with no regrets! Anything worth having is worth the hard work it takes to get it, so go get it!

Make Money, Have Fun & Be A Blessing,
Last modified on Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00
Cirilo McLaine

Cirilo McLaine

I am a business advisor specializing in providing solutions to challenges often encountered by those who own, run or start small businesses.

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