A few weeks ago, I discussed the need for whole-hearted commitment and the will power that results as its by-product. Today, I’m compelled to mention the obvious: There is no substitute for working hard on your pursuit. If you don’t invest the hours, the sweat, the blood, your chances of seeing your finish line diminish greatly.
Consider these observations:
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
— Nadia Comaneci
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
You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.
— Lou Holtz
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
— Ann Landers
The biggest trick in life is finishing what you start, and the number one ingredient is the will power to do the hard work, the unexpected work, without hesitation.
— Bob Sakalas
There is no substitute for hard work.
— Thomas Edison
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
— Colin Powell
Would you rather suffer the pain of hard work or the pain of regret? If you are optimistic, I think the answer is clear.
I.M. Optimism Man