I can’t stand hearing people complain about successful people. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever done it – sneering at someone who is doing well, or belittling their success. Have you ever looked at someone spending their hard-earned cash and thought they’re ‘showing off’, or tried put them down to make your own failures seem less painful?

It comes from pure jealousy. And jealousy is a pathetic emotion and a complete waste of time.

 For every one wealthy person, there’s a thousand looking at them thinking ‘it’s not fair’ or ‘why not me’.

 Here’s the thing – what you have right now is EXACTLY what you deserve.

In life you don’t get what you want – YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

If you want the good shit, you’ve got to GRAFT for it

In business, and life in general, you get out what you put in. So if you’re finding yourself whining about how someone is doing better than you, or thinking something is not fair, take a long hard look at how much effort you are putting in. If you’re a loser, you probably deserve it!

Does your action match your ambitions?

Think about footballers – everyone loves to complain about how much they get paid, and how they probably don’t deserve it. And on the surface, it can seem crazy how much the very top tier are paid. But what no-one sees is the whole journey that got them to where they are, all the actions they have taken along the way to keep rising up through the ranks.

It’s the days, weeks, months and years of practice, training, try-outs, failures.

The sacrifices their families made to get them to training sessions and selection days as kids.

The times they weren’t picked, and had to dust themselves off and keep trying.

The injuries they’ve had, and had to overcome.

The sheer effort required to maintain a certain diet, fitness, sleep and energy level to be able to compete at an international level.

 It takes EFFORT.

Over, and over again.

Want to make money?

The same is true in business. If you want to be rich, you’re going to have to stop whinging about all the reasons why you’re NOT achieving, stop blaming everyone else, or your circumstances, and take control of your own situation. If you have big ambitions, you’re going to need to put in big effort, it’s as simple as that.

There’s nothing that comes for free. You are not entitled to succeed. Life isn’t always fair, and I guarantee that sometimes even when you’re putting in 110% you’re still going to fail at things. The trick is to keep in mind where you’re aiming for, and not stop trying.

Ask any successful entrepreneur what it took to make things work and the answer will always involve sheer hard work.

So stop being an entitled little loser, and make some changes!


If you want to hear about exactly how hard you have to work to be successful, have a look at my interview series on my YouTube Channel. 

I chat with businesspeople like Levi RootsCaprice and others about how they did it – and not one of them was a lucky, overnight success!



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