TRY HARD! Yep.
OVERACHIEVER! That’s me.
Oh, look out! Here he is! Coming through.
If you have ever had one of these phrases shouted at your direction, congratulations. You’ve earned your way into the Class of the Elite (sounds so official). No matter what area of life you’re in, there’s going to be a class of lowers (notice the lowercase title) that mock your hard work and dedication. And personally, this is the best motivation/complement you could ever receive.
Knowing that my grind creates a rouse in others is so rewarding! I get so enthused about it!
Having sly, sarcastic comments uttered at me during track practice helps create a sense of confirmation to my REASON. My “Why”. There has to be a reason behind the madness. No sane person would just go out and bust their behind running for no reason. Most likely, a goal is in the sights. And catching wind of the shade being thrown by my own teammates just fuels the fire within! Nothing’s better than proving your doubters wrong after a big feat. It’s just icing on top of the cake.
One of my favorite quotes in relation to this topic originate from, former British prime minister, Winston Churchill, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
So keep working hard. There are going to be some sappy socialist at your place of work, school, or any other venue. They’re the ones standing in a group in the back laughing, and making fun of your hustle. They’ll probably call you everything in the book. But understand that while they’re wasting hot air, you are putting in good old-fashioned hard work.
Make it , so that they can call you everything but a loser.