I can’t remember who said this but if you think about this line, you’d start doing things differently.
People are rewarded in public what they practice for years in private.
Great words, right?
“The thoughtless, the ignorant, and indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of law, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, ‘How lucky he is!’
Observing another become intellectual they exclaim,‘How highly favored he is!’ And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, ‘How chance aids him at every turn!’
They don’t see the trials and failures and the struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realise the vision of their heart.
They do not know the darkness and the heart aches; they only see the light and the Joy, and they call it ‘luck‘; do not see the longing arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it ‘goodfortune‘; do not understand the process, but only perceive the result, and call it ‘chance‘.”
So the simple question here is…
What are you practising in private that when it’s reward time you will be proud of yourself?
What results are they pointing to that reflect what you did in private?
Have they started to ask you how did you do it to be who and what you are?
Have they started to ask you how did you get to where you are right now?
Are they already asking you how you achieved what you are living right now?
Are they already saying you are a luck person – even though you know that truth is quiet different?
The thing is, if they haven’t started to say a word, then you haven’t really embraced the life of progress. If they don’t even mention a thing, then you aren’t really pushing your boundaries.
one thing I know for sure
One thing that has always proved to work for both myself and countless other people is this:
If you invest time in your own growth, in developing new and better skills, soon they will notice. Soon you will start getting attention that makes sense. And here is the real benefit of practising in private:
You will soon start to get rewarded for it – in public.
You will get noticed. And if at work, you will get promoted with easy.
And on top of that, you will be able to contribute more to the world – the only measure that you really are a success.
Well, as I write this, it’s almost 3:45am.
Most people I work with and work for, are either asleep or doing something similar to being asleep. But for me, I’ve spent time to read, and then to share this post to the whole world… and then by the time I go to sleep, I’ve added something worthwhile.
Before I started to write this, I learned a few things that will – if I put them in practice – improve my thinking, my perspective and my actions.
And as a result, I will experience different, better outcomes… because in private, I practice what most people aren’t ready to.
Have you done anything in the last 24 hours that will give you a presence that counts? Something that will tell te world that you deserve better rewards?
Because if you haven’t, well…