One of the hardest, most useful lessons I’ve ever had to learn is that life doesn’t care about who I want to be or who i think I am. Life responds to results, which are propagated through discipline, strategy, and occasionally, luck or talent. Often, people seem to think they deserve results simply because they think they’re special.
I’m of the opinion that being special doesn’t matter. I’m just going to focus on getting results. Why worry about whether others see you as special, when you can act in a way where it happens naturally (being consistently disciplined and strategic), without intending it, and it becomes a complete non-issue? You do the job, or you don’t. And if you do it consistently, then you stand a good chance of getting compensated for it (in the long run).
Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle: Musings, Volume 1