Are you climbing your staircase?

Are you climbing your staircase?

Or are you waiting for the things to come to you?

 

The world is changing. You can’t stand still. You must either climb, or you will descend.

 

I’m talking about your life, the quality of your life. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

 

So if you have a job, and you go in at the same time every day, do the same stuff, and go home at the same time – you are standing still.

 

However, the world is moving – prices go up, new gadgets come along, kids get more demanding. If you are still doing the same thing that you’ve always done, you’ll be getting the same wages, and you’ll miss out on things.

 

If you want to improve the quality of your life, you must climb your staircase.

 

What does that mean? It means learn some new skills. Make yourself more valuable. When the next promotion comes along, and your boss sees that you’ve been putting in some extra hours, that you have some more skills, and you’ve been doing an evening class – there’s a good chance you could get it.

 

Jim Rohn has a great story of life in USA – he talks about work and pay being like a ladder.

 

First you have to get on the ladder. At the beginning it pays only $4 or $5 an hour, but learn a new skill or have a good attitude, and you can step up.

If you work at McDonalds they pay you $4 an hour. If you whistle while you take the rubbish out, they pay you $5 an hour.

See – good attitude doesn’t take much, and you’ve taken a step up the ladder already.

 

Most people do it the wrong way round –

“When they give me a pay rise THEN I’ll have a good attitude”

Why should they?

Have a good attitude first – put in some extra hours, learn some extra skills, become more valuable – THEN they will give you a pay rise!

 

So if you feel you want a change in your life…..

  • Take a look at the Staircase you are on.
  • Face the right direction.
  • Now take a step.

 

Bye for now

Chris Smith

Chris Smith