If you give the bare minimum, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
If you clock in, show up and leave you’ll stay in that position. If you’re willing to grow and learn and put the extra foot forward you will gain.
I know, I know – we all want to believe that we work hard. But let’s be frank 40 hours a week is the bare minimum. It is expected. It is the baseline. It is certainly not above and beyond. Let me reiterate: it is the bare minimum.
Hard work is not necessarily work per se. It is more like investment. Reading the books on the side, an extra hour towards your side business, an extra hour in the gym, 20 minutes cooking lunch instead of buying it, saving before spending. These are all little things that seemingly make no difference at the onset. But these things compound and the end result is a world of difference.