No One Will Fight For Your Work Like You Will

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It’s wonderful when you find an advocate, or someone who is willing to step up and argue for your work. When these people arrive in your life, it often feels like a breath of fresh air and a gift from above.

But here’s a hard truth: no one cares about your work like you do. No one. Not. One. Person.

If you’re waiting for someone else to kick down a door for you, prepare for disappointment. If you’re hoping for someone to vouch for you and get your foot in a door, then you may be waiting for a long time.

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That’s not to say that these things don’t happen. Of course they do. However, recognize that no one thinks about your work as much as you do, and if you aren’t willing to fight for it, then no one else will either. When people see you fighting for your own work, they are inspired to join you.

No one else will fight for your work like you will. Period. You must be prepared to go 12 rounds, if necessary.

You can’t afford to put the fate of your work into someone else’s hands. Fight for it and be tenacious. No matter how great the trainer, every boxer has to step into the ring alone.

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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