As the saying goes, what you give is what you get. Therefore with everything you do in life, you should be going all in and giving it 100%. You can only expect 100% effort after giving 100 percent. Don’t assume though that every time you give your all the people around you will do the same, because some of them just won’t.
Regardless as long as you are working your ass off and remaining dilligent, the right people will notice. Of course getting niticed is not as important in 2016, because of the internet. Whatever you want to be know as, or whatever you want to do, can be uploaded to the biggest engine ever (the internet).