To be successful in any field one quality is paramount. Success is no accident but the outcome of hard work. There is no ready open sesame for becoming successful. Whatever you wish to achieve, you can if followed by diligent work. The wayside of business is replete with brilliant persons who began with enthusiasm but lacked the hard work and stamina of the successful plodders with patience and never say die spirit. They put in more than hundred percent and went the extra mile. How many of us are there who are willing to do a little bit more than what we get paid for, not many. Most would do only that much they can get by with.
A small boy was learning to skate in ice. He fell down repeatedly and a person who was watching advised the boy to stop for a while and watch others. With tears in his eyes he told the person “Sir, I didn’t get these skates to give up with, I got them to learn how with.” That is the spirit of successful men who will get up one time more than they fall till they make it through.
“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head to those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”-Andrew Carnegie
It is the general tendency to choose easiest job and avoid the hard ones. The easy job road is a busy boulevard and crowded while the road to hard work is deserted. There is no competition there or in the extra mile. One can be lucky once or twice without hard work but not always. When one disciplines oneself to work hard, the access to fruitful results is easy that is generally denied to the lazy. This is the mantra of highly successful people that is universal in reach and applicable to any situation for achieving long term results. What a metamorphosis in our life would come about if only we do not shy away from hard work and instead accept it as a challenge and an ally.