I firmly believe in hard work and I know that if I fail, it will be because I didn’t work hard enough.
In my trending article, The Power of Hard Work: 4 Outstanding Effects of Hard Work That Make it The Father of Prosperity, I wrote about the reasons why hard work pays. Here, I will also show the Power of Hard Work by providing four more benefits of hard work that will make you start working hard right now.
- Hard Working People Will Like to Work With You If You Work Hard
Hard workers often love other hard workers. For this reason, your hard work will enable you to attract and make friends with hard-working individuals who would love to work with you because working with you guarantees success.
Hard workers know that success is inevitable when two or more hard workers work towards a particular goal.
- Hard Work Attracts Mentors
The successful hate mentoring lazy individuals because it’s tedious and boring to mentor an individual who is unwilling to work hard. They, therefore, love mentoring people who show their willingness to work tirelessly towards their goals.
Many successful individuals often want other people to succeed, and they love providing direction and guidance to those working extra-hard to achieve their goals. They hate seeing hard workers make the mistakes they made.
- Hard Work Attracts Respect
Although many people want to work hard, only a few people work hard because most people fall for distractions. For this reason, people will respect you when you work hard because you will be doing something others can’t.
People know that hard work requires self-discipline, a strong determination, intense focus, and zeal. Therefore, they will also respect you because they will see all these qualities in you.
Respect is good for you because you’ll develop a strong sense of self-esteem, and you will be inspired to work harder when you feel respected.
- You Will Never Regret
Many individuals regret in their 40s when they realize that their laziness is responsible for their unhappiness and lack of progress. Regret is one of the worst mental states to be in because you cannot go back in time and change things.
If you work hard, you will never regret because you’ll succeed. Besides this, even if you won’t succeed, you’ll receive something good from your intense effort, and you’ll be at peace with yourself because you gave your very best.
Therefore, besides building character, leading to mastery, luck, and self-confidence, hard work also results in you attracting hard workers, a mentor, and respect. Also, you will never regret because you will get something from your hard work.
I know that, just like me, you also want big things in your life. I have researched extensively on success, and I am now 100% sure that success is the result of hard work. For this reason, we must up our game and work hardest towards our goals. I know we will win if we work hardest. Trust me, we will.
‘I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have is hard work. There is really no substitute for working hard.’ – ‘Maria Bartiromo
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The 5 Major Stages You Must Go Through When Chasing Your Dreams
After studying the biographies of many successful folks, I realized that all of them went through the same stages of dream chasing regardless of their socio-economic status. I summarized these stages into five stages which I believe you’ll also go through if you are chasing your dreams.
Here are they:
Stage 1 – Idea
Here, you’ll give birth to a great idea that you’ll want to turn into reality. For instance, if you are an aspiring writer, you’ll want to turn your thoughts into a best-selling book, and if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ll discover a wonderful business idea which you’ll want to turn into a successful company.
Stage 2 – Enthusiasm
After discovering the idea, you’ll visualize the life you’ll live when you’ll achieve your dreams, and you’ll tell your friends and family about this life. You’ll then research on how you’ll turn your idea into reality, and you’ll start working enthusiastically because you’ll want to live your dream as soon as possible.
Stage 3 – Disappointment
After working for a period of 6 – 18 months, you’ll be disappointed because you’ll make little progress despite working hard. For instance, if you are an aspiring vlogger, you’ll realize that getting 10,000 subscribers is not easy, or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ll be disappointed because your business might fail to make profits.
Besides this, you’ll realize that dream chasing demands funding, but few people are willing to support you. Primarily, you’ll realize that it might take longer to achieve your dreams. These challenges will make you want to give up.
Most people quit chasing their dreams at this stage.
Stage 4 – Perseverance
If you really want to achieve your dreams, you’ll decide to persevere. You’ll face obstacles fearlessly, and you’ll commit yourself to overcoming them. Besides, you’ll avoid everything and everyone that might prevent you from achieving your dreams. Also, rejection, failure, and naysayers won’t stop you from working hard.
You’ll also realize that only those who persevere achieve their dreams, and you’ll work like hell. Moreover, you’ll strive to make the journey enjoyable so that you don’t give up.
Most folks make their journey enjoyable by making friends with like-minded people.
Stage 5 – Success
After working for a long period without quitting, you’ll become highly skilled, and many people will love your services/products. If you are a writer, many people will be willing to buy your books, and if you are a businessman, people will be interested in your products. You’ll then use the money you’ll earn to buy whatever you want and travel wherever you want. You’ll be so fulfilled.
It’s easy to dream, but difficult to achieve dreams. Most people quit when they realize they’ll have to work for a long period before they achieve their dreams. Only those who persevere succeed because they never give up. We must thus join the perseverers if we want to boost the chances of achieving our dreams.
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Top 6 Reasons Most People Can’t Persevere on the Journey to Success
Perseverance refers to the ability to work persistently towards one’s goals despite facing difficulties.
After studying successful people for five years, I realized they all persevered since they never gave up despite facing obstacles. Nothing stopped them from working towards their dreams.
Besides successful folks, we can also persevere, but most people can’t because of the following reasons.
1.People Don’t Study Success
Studying success enlightens you that difficulties, failure, or discouragement are part of the journey hence enabling you to work in spite of their presence. Moreover, studying success shows you that only those who persist succeed hence motivating you to persevere.
2.The Lack of Self-Confidence
Most people can’t persevere because they lack self-confidence. They doubt their abilities and skills and give up easily when they face obstacles.
Successful people persevered because they believed in themselves. They believed they could overcome obstacles and thus continued working towards their goals when obstacles arrived.
3.The Myth of Overnight Success
The myth of overnight success has resulted in the inability to persevere because it makes people think success comes easily. This myth has made aspirers believe success arrives soon after they start working towards it. For this reason, most aspirers give up when they realize that they’ll have to work for a long period and overcome several difficulties before success arrives.
4.People focus on the Outcome
Most individuals can’t persevere because they focus on the outcome. It’s hard to persevere when you focus on the results because it usually takes long before we get the results we expect. People who persevere, focus on the process instead of the results. They know they’ll get the results they want if they forget about them and work on their skills.
5.The Lack of Passion
People who hate their work seldom persevere because they focus on results and misinterpret difficulties. Furthermore, they easily get bored with their work hence making it difficult to work when they face obstacles. Conversely, passionate people persevere because they are obsessed with their work and perceive difficulty as a chance for growth.
6.Focusing on the Possibility of Failure
Focusing on the possibility of failure prevents people from persevering because it discourages them from working towards their goals when they face difficulties.
Most successful people focused on success: they believed they’ll succeed no matter what, and this belief motivated them to continue working in spite of discouragement.
It’s easier for people to work towards their goals when everything is going well. However, most people get discouraged when the going gets tough. The ability to work when it gets tough is what sets successful people apart. We must, therefore, master the art of perseverance.
If you don’t give up you can’t fail.’ – Menna Vaan Praag, Successful Author
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