Do you see a person skilled in his work?
He will take his position before kings;
he will not take his position before obscure people.
Every year, the president of the United States brings kids to the White House. He brings the winners of the National Spelling Bee, Science Fair, etc. He also brings other exceptional adults to the White House. Whether they are football players, musicians, businessmen and women, etc. Every president probably has different criteria that they use to select the people who get to come to the White House.
However, what doesn’t happen is interesting too. The president doesn’t bring in those who do stupid things. The president doesn’t bring in murderers, thieves or pimps. He doesn’t bring in those who are average at what they do. He doesn’t bring the straight C students. He doesn’t bring the students who got most of the words right, or whose science experiment was a good idea but was a failure. He doesn’t bring the entrepreneurs who failed for the fifth time.
Now, I’m not saying that if you work hard at being skilled in what you do that you’ll be sitting in front of the President. But, you might. However, even if you don’t sit in front of the president, the chances are good that you’ll sit in front of other people of influence. You’ll have the opportunity because you are skilled at your work. You’ll have the opportunity because you worked hard to become the absolute best you could be.
You won’t have the opportunity if you never have the diligence to work at becoming good. You won’t have the opportunity if you just skate by. You might survive school or your job, but you’ll never excel. You might get by and survive life, but you’ll never get ahead and get recognized. What gets recognized is hard work. What gets recognized is excellence.
Hard work will get kings to take notice. And if it’s good enough to get a king to take notice, it’s good enough to get all the “normal” people around you to take notice too!