It’s So Easy For You
Someone once said to me “I wish I had your life, it’s so easy for you”. This certainly struck a nerve! I asked why they felt this way and the response was “You are so happy, everything just happens for you and you make it look so easy.” I sit and think to myself about 34+ years of dedication, late nights, early mornings, weekends invested on my career, the people I met along my journey who made a difference, my family, friends, partners and the AlphaKORians’….and on I went.
Keep On Smiling
Today, I have learned to simply smile and laugh when this type of comment arises. Now I respond with “Thanks. It takes a lot of sacrifices every day. I get up, do what I love, and focus on one thing to give it my best and then some.” They usually do not believe me. Why?
Why do some people assume it is just so easy? We work at it every day, each conversation, each meeting, each client and each prospect requires preparation, energy, focus, expertise, caring and time to build and continue to build a trusting relationship. It requires a team to work together and everyone plays an important role in making good stuff happen!
Only 10 000 Hours!
We have heard professionals, such as athletes and musicians, say it only takes 10 000 hours to become an expert! That’s almost five years if it was a 9-5 full-time job! Then they hear what an overnight success they are once they become famous.
Once you have a taste of a little success, remember to keep going to keep you moving along your journey. Do not stop and rest on your laurels because you feel you made it or you think it is easy. It’s when you feel you do not have to work at it that you later realize you are no longer succeeding. Make every day count, take a moment to count your blessings and thank those around you.
When you love what you do and bring your true self with passion, positive energy and drive, that’s when it looks easy.