It’s silly to think that soil alone – untouched, unplanted, uncultivated – will produce a harvest. The fruit and vegetables do not just have a way of appearing. Someone has to plant the seeds and cultivate the land. In other words, someone has to do the work. There is no elevator in life to success – instead, there’s a door that you must walk through to get to the stairs that you then need to climb one step at a time. It takes effort. It takes energy. It takes hard work. What are you putting off working on? If you want the end result, go out and do the work!

Bart Nollenberger is a John Maxwell Team Executive Director. Find out more about his services here.