If you want to change the world, start by making your bed and brushing your teeth everyday. It seems like, more than ever, we live in a society that believes that there are shortcuts to success. So much so, if we are not careful, it will lead to a sense of entitlement. College graduates are expecting to earn their parents’ salary immediately. Someone watches a YouTube video of someone that has spent years to perfect their craft, and then consider themselves an expert. It’s no different than the “get rich quick” scheme or a promise of “15 minute abs.”
There is something to be said about getting some of your education from the school of hard knocks. In order to reach a level of success, you must put your time into it. I would in no way ever criticize someone for getting information, but in order to get understanding, you have to put your own time and hard work with that information to become successful.
I truly believe that before you can be faithful with a lot of things, you need be responsible with the things you have. If you want to be successful in your life, you need to start, “as soon as you finish reading this article,” doing anything and everything that you can to be your very best today! There is NO tomorrow when it comes to WORKING towards your goals.
I know from the experience of teaching calf roping clinics. There is an order to roping calves that you must follow. It sounds very elementary, but you would be surprised at how many people try to skip steps. This not only happens in calf roping, but in all phases of life. It’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. If you try to go to step 3 before you complete step 2, you set yourself up for a great chance of making a mistake. Mistakes result in failure. Emily Dickinson said, “If you take care of the small things, the big things take of themselves.” Don’t lose heart. Your hard work will pay off.
Keep fighting and don’t let anyone tell you that the details don’t matter.
God Bless and I’ll see you down the line...