Proverbs 22:1 and 29 "(1) A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.... (29) Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before mere men."
"...Be strong; show what you’re made of! Do what God tells you. Walk in the paths he shows you: Follow the life-map absolutely, keep an eye out for the signposts...then you’ll get on well in whatever you do and wherever you go." 1 Kings 2:2-3
"So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing." Psalm 126:5-6
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts, declares the Lord." ~ Isaiah 55:9