Wouldn’t it be great if there was a lift that took you straight to the top?

Where all that you had to do in life was step in, press a button and you arrive at your destination in a matter of seconds?

How much easier would it be for our faith, finances, careers, relationships, health and parenting if the elevator did all of the work, while we just stood there listening to nice relaxing music, until the door opened and we stepped out on the top floor, ready to enjoy the spoils of success?

It would be great, but the lift is broken.

If you want to get to the top in your chosen area of expertise, you can’t rely on something else to get you there, you have to take the stairs.

You have to start at the bottom and make gradual progress through persistence, hard work, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, goal-setting and a positive attitude.

Step by step.

Floor by floor.

There’s no other way to genuine success.

No short cut, no easy way, no buttons to press on a lift somewhere.

Just a lot of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done when you get there.

If you ever wonder why so few people maximise their potential, perhaps it’s because so many are standing in a broken lift, randomly pressing buttons, waiting for the ride to start and wondering why they aren’t making any progress.

Don’t let that be you.

See you on the stairs.

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