“It’s easy for you bro!” his friend said to him over a drink.
“What do you mean?” he countered.
“You are successful, i am not. I have to prove myself!” the friend explained, deeply melancholic.
He took a sip of his scotch and then lovingly said, “You know, this proving thing does not end. First you prove yourself so that the world takes notice of you, then you have to prove yourself everyday so that they don’t stop noticing. Believe me, the fight to attain will pale in front of the fight to retain!”