No effort that we make to attain the beautiful
Is ever lost.
There will be times when you will do the work, and you won’t get paid.
There will be times when you will do everything right, and things will still go wrong.
There will be times when you will put in a full season of training, and the payoff never comes.
What should you do when this happens?
Well, the best advice comes from Shakespeare when he wrote in Othello,
“The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.”
You see, some events are designed to discourage you.
To break you.
Don’t let them.
Detach from negative emotions.
Flip the script and turn turmoil into fuel.
Be unable to be discouraged.
Believe you always get paid.
Then, even when you don’t, you do.
Your payment will not always come in the normally expected fashion.
But hard work and a full effort always get paid.