You have to work hard in order to get the rewards you see other earn. Don’t allow yourself to take that time off, that cruise to Hawaii or that corner office without putting in the hours punching the clock. Knowing this, when you do get those well-deserved perks, you should enjoy them fully. There is no feeling like having the knowledge you did your best, and that you may now claim your prize.
It may not be gladiatorial combat, but it’s the thrill of victory nonetheless. Those winning moments, and the spoils of executive war are the things that keep the greatest businessmen edging towards the top. All it takes is a little taste of that life for you to get hooked, for you to make it your goal to be on top.