Work hard at your job you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.

“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

As a CEO, whenever I saw a hard worker I instantly noticed them. They always stood out from the rest. And knowing they were a hard worker made me comfortable to assign them more and more responsibility because anyone who is willing to give a task 100% is someone you can count on to be responsible taking on more.

Working hard at your job will definitely get you noticed, and getting noticed is half the battle when it comes to getting raises and promotions down the road. Working hard at your job will also earn you a reputation for being a person who gets things done amongst others throughout the business community. And without question, the more that reputation of being a hard worker and someone who can be counted on grows, the more abundant the opportunities that will help ensure you are able to continue to make a good living.

Making a fortune…well, that requires taking things to the next level. Making a fortune requires also working hard on yourself, and working hard on yourself isn’t a nine to five gig…its a 24×7 kinda thing…  It takes reading great books, it takes listening to great speakers, it takes setting goals that go beyond your comfort zone, it takes developing your talents, it takes putting yourself out there, it takes opening yourself to hear feedback that’s both positive and negative so that you can continuously grow and improve. Working hard on yourself means being willing to cut back on your social media time and being willing to step away from the video gaming console so you can use your time to do things that will further develop your skills and talents and intellect.

The return on investment you get when you work hard on yourself is huge, and not just monetarily, although financial fortune can definitely be a benefit. The true return on investment from working hard on yourself is an increased awareness of your God-given gifts and talents, a broader perspective of the world around you, and a greater level of confidence that comes from knowing you’re doing all you can to be the very best version of yourself. #worthit

~Amy Rees Anderson (author of newly released book: “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life


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