December 18, 2015

How Success is the Result of Hard Work

Many people would love to identify the key to achievement. Others claim to have that solution—if you pay them a certain price in hard-won time and money. Recently, it’s hard not to notice that quite a few people expect a quick path to success. They think that they can make very little financial and physical effort and achieve all of their goals.

Sorry, that’s not realistic, or fair. We don’t erase debt, wrinkles, weight gain, bad habits, or physical limitations overnight.  Quality books aren’t published with little effort, either. They take time and money. Every single victory is the result of determined planning as well as perseverance. Please see the image below that illustrates this point:

The Bible

“In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. The crown of the wise is their riches; but the foolishness of fools is folly.”—Proverbs 14:23-24 (KJV)
My paraphrase: “Talk is cheap and deceitful. You’ve got to do the work and walk the walk. This is true wisdom.”

Quotes about Success Through Hard Work from

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”—Ultra-successful horror author , Stephen King
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”—Baseball legend, Babe Ruth

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”—Golf legend, Arnold Palmer
“Nothing worth having comes easy.”—26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”—Albert Einstein (Enough said!)
“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”—Baseball hall-of-fame player and coach, Vince Lombardi

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”—3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson

My Conclusion

Please see more about determination in my book, Accept No Trash Talk: Overcoming the Odds.

How determined are you?

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