- Do more than you have to, especially when you’re first starting out. Don’t just do the bare minimum and call it a day.
- Always find people who will challenge you to improve. Never surround yourself around those don’t care if you stay stagnant.
- Ask hard questions. Learn how to. And when you get an answer, listen. Sometimes you might not get an answer or you’ll get a no. That’s okay.
- Don’t try to be perfect. The world won’t end if you mess up or make a mistake.
- You’re not above anything or anyone. Kindness goes a long way.
- Deliver on time. Fulfill your end of the deal. If you make a promise, keep it. If you can’t, don’t make one.
- Chase down chances. No one’s going to hand you anything.
- Be willing. You may not be the best or the brightest. But if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to get better, you’ll go a long way.
- Show up and have something to show. Show up on time. Better yet, be early to events, meetings, etc.
- Trust the process. It’s a long journey. Keep grinding. Trust your work ethic. Stop making excuses. Stop complaining. Put your head down and hustle. Do the work. Get it done.
- Differentiate yourself. Embrace your differences. Stand out from the rest of the crowd. You’re not anyone else, so be the best version of yourself.
Tag: Work Ethic
Believe In Your Work Ethic
There’s so much in this world that you can’t control. But you can control your work ethic.
Work hard. Work harder than anyone else you know.
Believe in your work ethic. Believe in yourself.
Put in the time. Pay your dues. You’ll be rewarded soon.
The journey you’re on is beautiful, but it’s also ugly. Keep going.
You will fall down, and when you do, get back up. Brush the dust off. Wipe the dirt away.
You will laugh. You will cry. The lows will make you appreciate the highs.
You’re not alone. You’re not on your own. Others have been there or are there right now.
Share your burdens. You don’t have to bear it all.
Make sure you continue to grow. There’s always more to learn.
You’re doing just fine. You’ll be all right.
Do what you want. Do what you love. Do things your way. Do things on your terms.
Love people, places. Don’t hate. Stop feeling ashamed for loving anyone or anything.
Never settle. Always remember you deserve the best.
Respect yourself first and foremost. You are who you are.
Your scars may fade, but they’ll never go away. You remember. They are a reminder.
Live the life you deserve to live. You don’t need anyone’s permission. You don’t need everyone’s approval.
Learn to forgive yourself for messing up. The world won’t end if you make a mistake. After all, your past doesn’t dictate your future. It gets worse before it gets better.
Walk a mile in other shoes, even and especially ones that don’t fit you.
Have hope. Be positive when negativity arises. Find your confidence when you lose it.
Dig deep. Go deeper. Believe in your work, your ethic, and your work ethic.
Cold, Hard Truths About Writing
I have conjured another list. This one is about the truths I have discovered during my time as a writer.
- It is not always fun.
- There is work involved. This is usually enjoyable and pleasurable but sometimes the work can be daunting and scary.
- Writing is difficult for most people. Even the greatest writers struggle with it.
- There are many things to learn along the way, making writing a life-long journey full of growth and development.
- The writing career/lifestyle is not suitable for everyone. It requires passion, dedication, discipline, and a good work ethic.