A reworking of a sentiment I say a lot these days.
It never occurred to me, when I was younger, that if I got successful, I would have to work twice as hard. I thought being “successful’ was not having to work…
But success is a very delicate flower. It doesn’t take a very heavy elephant in order to trample it to the ground.
So one has to work twice as hard, keeping those pesky elephants out of the yard.
The trouble arises when you get SO BUSY battling the elephants, you forget all about the flower. We’ve seen it happen, many times before.