Rewards: Life is not fair. Life is not designed to give rewards in proportion to our level of need. Life gives rewards in proportion to our level of deserve. Our level of deserve in the present, with meaningful activity designed to give us a better future, will not reflect our ultimate future.
Do not get discouraged in the present as long as your activity is on purpose and taking you to the future you desire. With our goals firmly in mind we must remember that whether or not we achieve our goals is determined by our activity. Our level of activity must equal our level of intent to succeed. And to have the activity that leads to success we must be willing to experience the pain of discipline. Only when we develop new disciplines can our activity change and take us to the rewards we seek in our businesses and lives.