With hard work you aren’t limited to those experiences that can only be gotten passively or painlessly — now you can have much more of what you want by being willing to accept and take on bigger challenges. Hard work brought us to the mountaintop, to the sky, to the moon.
Hard work is always the baseline of great achievements. Very few have ever failed with the hard work approach to making it in life. There are no shortcuts to lasting success, only smartcuts.
Tackling challenges builds If you avoid the pain, you miss out on the growth.
This is true both for building muscles and for building character.
Because challenging work, when intelligently chosen, pays off.
And if you infer that I’m saying people who avoid challenging work have a character flaw, you’re right… If you avoid challenging work, you avoid doing what it takes to succeed.The best people in any field are those who devote the most hours to their crafts.Winston Churchill, one of the 20th century’s greatest orators, practiced his speeches compulsively.What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” And as Henry Ford says, “The harder you work, the luckier you get” — the more successful you get!“Don’t ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible.“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” ― tags: achievement, act, action, being-positive, belief, believe-in-yourself, do, doing, dreams, hard-work, inspiration, inspirational, life, live, living, living-life, mistakes, motivation, motivational, obstacles, optimism, optimistic, perseverance, positive, positive-affirmation, positive-life, positive-thinking, self-belief, setbacks, start, startup tags: alone, art, author, blessed, boredom, company, contemplate, contentment, creativity, curse, good-company, growth, hard-work, imagination, independent, loneliness, perseverance, reflection, self-sufficient, solitude, time, writer tags: adversity, adversity-inspirational, adversity-quotes, aptitude, attain, attainable, attainment, capacity, competency, difficulty, enemies, enemy, friend, friendship, friendship-true-and-loyal, hard-times, hard-work, hardship, loyal, loyalty, perseverance, perseverance-quotes, persevere, potential, potential-for-greatness, pressure, strength, strength-and-courage, strength-of-character, talent, talented “Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value.Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter.Vladimir Horowitz supposedly said, “If I don’t practice for a day, I know it.If I don’t practice for two days, my wife knows it.Those extra steps are so difficult and painful they almost never get done.The good thing about hard work is that it’s universal. Your idols, heroes, and every successful person you know worked hard and made important and calculated choices before they reaped the rewards of success.