“Always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.” -Jim Rohn
Most people are not content with where they are in life. They want out. They want to move up. They want a better job. They want a promotion. They want to be living out their dreams. Sound familiar?
The question is: how do you move beyond wishing you could have these things? How do you really get to where you want to be in life? I believe you have two choices:
You can either spend everyday wishing that you were the boss, wishing you were working somewhere else, hoping that you get promoted, and hoping that one day you’ll be able to live out your dreams. OR . .. you can spend everyday doing the best you can. You can spend everyday becoming someone who is worthy of a better job, a new position, or someone able work their dream job.
The best way out of where you are and to take steps toward where you want to be is to daily give your best. Do the best you can. Work as hard as you can. Learn as much as you can. Help as many people as you can. Be the best team player you can be. Become a person of character. Take on additional responsibilities. Do more than you get paid for. Become a person of excellence.
Because here is the reality: if you don’t give your best now, you won’t give your best when you get promoted, get the position, or get your dream job. In fact, if you don’t give your best now, you won’t get promoted, get the position, or get your dream job . . . ever! Even if you do . . . you won’t stay there long!
Whether you’re just starting out and working as a server in a restaurant, working at a business in an entry-level position, or are only a few positions away from being the top dog, this principle works the same across the board. If you’re not giving your best as a server in a restaurant, you wouldn’t give your best as CEO of a company. Excellence is a habit.
The best way out of where you are is to do the best you can where you are.
You may think you’re only cheating your job or cheating your boss but not giving your best, but in reality, the person you are really cheating is yourself.
Have you been giving your best where you are?
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