Just because you tried hard doesn’t mean you’re owed a thing.
We’re entering a world where people don’t understand this simple fact. They think that if they try something for a bit they should be given a chance. They should be given something for their effort. A medal for trying hard.
The truth is the world isn’t fair. You aren’t owed anything. Even if you try hard, put all your effort in, learn, get good, you’re still not owed anything.
Trying hard isn’t an automatic ticket to success. Luck, timing, location and who you know matter just as much.
The effort is assumed. It’s expected. The rest shouldn’t be.