You might think that it is enough to just occasionally give your best and that will get you to where you want to be but the reality is far from it. You cannot pick and choose when to deliver and when not to. That is not how it works. There are others out there who might also want what you desire and they are doing whatever they can to achieve it. By doing so, you are inadvertently conceding defeat which means you had no business going into the space in the first place. If you look at people who are synonymous with success, you would find that the journey does not get any easier as they become more successful, rather you find theirs to be harder than ever. And if they don’t meet that standard, they would be mocked by even the ones who had previously spoken well of the said individual. In the end, the outcome is anybody’s guess but if you have made working hard and smart your brand, you are likely to open more doors of opportunity.