Recently Gary Vaynerchuk shared a clip from DailyVee that struck a chord with me because it’s something I’ve thought about a lot over the last 4 or 5 years.
The harder you work, the less sympathy you have for lazy people.
The more time you invest in learning, the less sympathy you have for stupid people.
The more energy you dedicate to your craft, the less sympathy you have for people who never improve.
Winners can’t sympathize with losers.
Even if they want to, they simply can’t.
Winners can’t sympathize with losers because the process of becoming a winner requires you to take self-responsibility.
Some people are born into wealth or born with unique talents — but for the most part, we all start from scratch.
All winners know what it’s like to start as a loser. It sucks.
The hardest part of becoming a winner is accepting that YOU are responsible for what happens in your life.
Whether you have the life you want or you don’t — it’s your responsibility.
Even when circumstances beyond your control set you back, it’s still your responsibility to bounce back.
Because only you are responsible for your life and no one else is going to save you.
Why Winners Have Zero Sympathy
Have you ever noticed how the most successful and accomplished people have a certain attitude where it seems like they look down on everyone else?
Winners hold average people in contempt. We despise mediocrity.
It’s not that winners think they’re better than others — although many do.
It’s not a personal attack on those who are less accomplished. In fact, most successful people are extreme optimists who believe every person is capable of greatness.
We despise in others what we see in ourselves before we made the change — before we decided to take responsibility and do whatever it takes to win.
We see self-pity and whining.
However, we also see potential in future winners — so we may not have sympathy, but we do have hope.
Winners Can Spot Future Winners
When you start accomplishing more and more of your life goals, it’s an amazing feeling.
You want everyone else to feel it too!
You still sympathize for losers because you were in their shoes not long ago, and you know with consistent effort, they can also accomplish the things they’ve wanted for so long.
You try to help them by showing them exactly how you did it. You give them the information that took you years to discover. You warn them of all the pitfalls you fell into and climbed out of along the way.
You give them the fucking game!
But they don’t take action.
Finally, after giving them your time, energy, and knowledge and seeing that they aren’t going to change, your sympathy slowly disappears.
It always comes back to the same thing…
They don’t want it bad enough to take personal responsibility for their life.
But you still have hope because you see the future winners before they see themselves.
Instead of jumping at the chance to help them, you learn to take a different approach.
Then you wait.
You wait for them to finally get it on their own.
And that’s when the real fun begins.
P.S. If you want to see how hustle is done at the highest levels, watch DailyVee. Episode 101 features some of the best clips from the last year.
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