Hard work is the ability of an individual to work more hours than the average person. Research reveals that the ordinary person works 8 – 10 hours a day, while a hard-worker works 14 – 16 hours a day.
Successful people such as Warren Buffet, Lil-Wayne, and Richard Branson, reveal that they work up to 16 hours a day. These individuals often stress on the importance of hard work, and they admit that their success is owed to the intense amount of effort they put into their work
Today’s article provides four main effects of hard work that make it the main element for success. In simpler terms, it provides reasons why hard work pays.
Hard-work pays because –
- It Leads to Mastery
If you invest most of your energy and time in your career, you will definitely become a master or expert in your field. For instance, if you study and practice accounting for 16 hours every day for more than 5 years, you will inevitably become an expert in accounting.
Successful actors, musicians, footballers, businesspeople, and authors reveal that they became masters of their fields because they always spent a large percentage of their time learning and working on their skills.
Once you become a master of your field, there will be a high demand for your services, and there are high chances that you will be successful if you are highly demanded.
- It Leads to Luck
The harder you work, the luckier you get because luck occurs when opportunity meets with a high level of preparedness. Opportunity always knocks at every body’s door, but it often finds most of us unprepared.
Only the people who prepare themselves enough by working hard are those who fully exploit opportunities, and we call them The Lucky.
In simpler terms, many people miss luck because it looks like hard work.
- It Leads to Confidence in Oneself
The harder you work in a particular field, for example, music, the more you become a master, and the more you become a master, the more you start believing in your ability.
This belief makes you confident because you start realizing that you will definitely achieve your goals.
- It builds a good Character
Hard work requires an individual to spend lots of hours perfecting his or her skill. Therefore hard work makes you a good time manager because you will always avoid wasting time at all costs. Also, hard work forces you to learn self-discipline, which is an essential element for success. Self-discipline is the ability to do things you must do even when you don’t feel like doing.
Therefore, we must try our best to embrace hard work, and make it part of us, because it puts us in a position where the chances of success are high. If you want mastery, work hard, if you want luck, work harder, and if you want to build confidence and a strong character, guess what? WORK HARD, and stop wasting your time on useless activities. Time is running out, and we are getting older every day. Use your time wisely when you still have the energy to use it.
My Father is Always Working, and I too Must Work – Jesus Christ
*Hard work works. Hard work is what successful people do.’ – Denzel Washington
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8 Powerful Success Lessons We Can Learn from Billionaire Art Williams’ Speech: JUST DO IT
Art Williams (Net Worth – 3. 5$ Billion) is the founder of A. L. Williams & Associates. In 1987, he gave a powerful speech which is considered one of the greatest motivational speeches ever. In the speech, he revealed the primary factors that result in winning in business.
I always listen to the speech because it motivates me to take action, and also reminds me about the things I must continuously do for me to succeed. Below are 8 success lessons I learned from the Art William’s speech
- It’s Impossible to Win in Business if You Don’t Possess Mental Toughness
Success in business requires positivity, the ability to focus, and self-confidence. People who lack these qualities seldom succeed in business because they fall for distractions and give up during hard times. Mentally tough people succeed because they can persevere the difficulties they face in businesses since they are positive, focused, and self-confident.
- A College Degree in Business is Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On
According to Art Williams, a degree in business is not worth it as most business professors have no business experience because, as he puts it, “they deal with a bunch of theory.”
I support Art Williams because I have a business degree and I’ve never seen its importance in the business world. The business world needs experience and not papers. No matter how many degrees you have, you need experience for you to succeed in business. For this reason, an individual without a business degree but has business experience is more likely to win in business than a person with 100 business degrees with zero business experience.
Furthermore, many people who succeed in business don’t have business degrees because these degrees prepare students for employment. You can’t succeed in business by being prepared for employment, and being taught by someone who has never been in business.
- Artificial Things are not the Key to Winning in Business
Today, many people think that for an individual to succeed in business, he or she must have artificial things such as a high I.Q, and a college degree. Little do they know that the inner qualities of an individual are the primary key to winning in business.
That being said, a mentally tough person who knows how to relate with people is more likely to succeed in business than an antisocial, depressed person with a P.H.D in business.
- To Succeed You Must Get Excited
According to Art Williams, only the people who get excited with the journey to success succeed. Excitement makes you do things passionately and enthusiastically hence making it impossible for you to give up. It also makes you work hard because you become obsessed with whatever you are doing.
Furthermore, excitement leads to success because it makes you attract people who are willing to help you achieve your dreams. People prefer working with excited positive people to sad pessimistic folks. Therefore, GET EXCITED.
- Become a Dreamer
Art Williams agrees that having a dream is a key to winning.
I also believe that having a dream makes you win because in my experience, a dream inspires you to work hard and achieve big things. My dream to have millions of readers in my blog and to inspire the world with my pearls of wisdom always makes me excited and obsessed with working hard because I know that I will be the happiest person in the world if I live the life of my dreams.
This dream makes me work even when I don’t feel like working, and it also makes me embrace obstacles knowing that they are necessary for success.
- Believe You Can
If you believe YOU CAN’T you will fail because the subconscious mind always attracts situations that match with your thoughts. Besides this, believing YOU CAN’T will result in you wrongly interpreting obstacles since you will see them as a proof that you can’t achieve your goals.
Therefore, for you to win, you must believe YOU CAN.
- If You Want to Win You Will Be Controversial
If you want to win you will be controversial because you will have to do things that many people don’t. You will have to believe in achieving big things, and you will have to come up with unique products or services that people have never seen. For this reason, people will doubt your success.
- You Need a Firm Spiritual Life for you to Succeed in Business
Spiritual practices such as meditation can influence success in business because they clear the mind and make it possible for a person to make clear decisions. Besides this, embracing a spiritual life leads to inner peace that helps an individual succeed because a person with inner peace never worries when he or she meets obstacles on the journey to success.
You can check out my article, Does Spirituality Influence Financial Success for a detailed explanation of how spirituality influences financial success.
Hope the article helped. Thanks for reading.
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If You Are Chasing Your Dream, You Are Fucked
This article is strictly meant for all those fucked up folks chasing their dreams. I always give you guys good news, but today I have bad news for you.
I believe you’ve put yourself in serious trouble by deciding to pursue your dreams because you have no choice but to persevere the hardships that all dream chasers face. You’ll have to endure the sleepless nights, anxieties, doubts, the feeling of giving up, and all other ‘negative’ things associated with dream chasing.
The good thing is that you can avoid these hardships by giving up. However, if you give up, you’ll have to live with deep regret and severe depression for the rest of your life because you’ll see people who were less skilled than you achieving what you gave up on.
Let’s say you want to be a rich and famous actor, and you know that you have higher chances of achieving this dream than most people. However, you give up after facing various challenges. A few years later, you see the people you knew were worse than you becoming award-winning actors. How will you feel?
You’ll feel bad, and people will notice it, and they’ll remind you that you had a better chance at succeeding yet you gave up.
That being said, it’s clear that you are fucked if you are following your dreams because you’ve set yourself for either regret or facing the many obstacles dream chasers face.
You’ll live with regret if you give up, and if you don’t give up, you’ll have to work hard till the day you’ll succeed. You’ll have to make lots of sacrifices, face criticism and rejection, force yourself to work every single day, risk failure, and experience slow progress even though you are working your ass-off.
I’m sorry for you dear because as a dream chaser, there is no turning back since you are like someone who landed on an island and burned all his boats. You just have to face the hardships dream chasers face or give up and drown in depression, stress, and anger forever. Either Way, You Are Fucked.
It’s horrifying, but it’s the damn truth. Following your dreams isn’t all fun and games, and so is living with REGRET and drowning in alcoholism because you gave up.
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