Hard earned-success makes you want to earn more. It makes you feel important and responsible and mature. And it fuels your mind and body to gear up towards yet another goal.
Yesterday morning, my Diploma Certificate came home. It said that I passed with a distinction and with an A+ grade. That was hard-earned, burnt-the-midnight-oil, wrote-through-hundreds-of-pages success.
Yesterday night, I figured that I wasn’t doing enough for my upcoming audiobook release. I put a 1:45 a.m. alarm, rose, redid the entire recording, and now, I’m happy that it sounds much, much better.
I’m happy that I burned the midnight oil, and in all sincerity, did what I ought to have done.