A Message To The Guy Wearing The ‘Lazy But Talented’ T-Shirt.

“Failure is temporary. Quitting makes it permanent.” — Layne Beachley

 
Hi. I saw you on the subway the other day. You were wearing a T-shirt that said, “Lazy But Talented.”

Let me very blunt: Me and my friends — we will own your ass.

    We will outwork you.

    We will outhustle you.

    We will outwit you.

    Talent means shit. Respect is earned in this world through two things:

    1. Work.
    2. Results.

    But please, go ahead. Celebrate your lack of passion. Glorify your unwillingness to try.

    The rest of us will be out here trying to put a dent in the universe. And doing that takes effort.

    So you can either do the work, or you can get out of our way.

    I’ll tell you this, though: When you’re ready to hustle, let us know. We’d love to have you join us.

    But it’ll be work. There aren’t any shortcuts here. And you’re probably not interested in all that work, are you?

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