Don't put more work in on your job than you put in on yourself. The work you do externally will get you through the door, but it's the work YOU DO ON YOU that will keep you there. The world is forever changing. You have to be a life-long learner. The moment you stop learning, you start losing in some capacity or the other. Learning is work, and you have to be intentional about putting in the necessary time to

In addition to that, if you know you have some character flaws or your attitude needs readjusting, you need to work on those things just as hard as you work on getting to work on time and productivity on the job.

Well those are your Pearls of Wisdom, Texarkana. Go WIN THE DAY!