Hard Work and Persistence

Catching up on e-mail...In my last post I discussed Michael Hyatt’s post on how long one should work – that is how many hours in a day or week one should devote to work.

Part of the answer to that question, I suggested, is governed by what you want out of your work. Do you see work as a burden or is it a joy? Do you enjoy what you do and does it fulfill you? You cannot decide how hard you should work without answering those questions.

In a recent post Seth Godin suggests that there is no replacing hard work and persistence to attain what you want. Talent, beauty and charisma will only take you so far and if you lack those gifts work is all that is left.

People who have succeeded in a big way have nearly all worked very hard.

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” — Vince Lombardi

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

“There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas A. Edison

This is but a small sample of the quotes available from successful people about work. They all say the same thing. There is no substitute for hard work. It is true one can work very hard and get nowhere. We have all seen such people. But those who work hard and smart almost always achieve what they set out to achieve and often far more.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.