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Hard work pays

Aug 26, 2010, 12:57 PM

It has been said that hard work is the mother of good fortune and idleness is its opposite, which never brought a man to the goal of any of his wishes.

We really want people, most especially the youths, to know that the pride of success is hard work, dedication to work and determination in whatever one does in his/her undertakings.

All the so-called 'secrets of success' will not work unless you do. There's no substitute to hard work. The harder you work, the luckier you get. The greatest essential to achieve anything worthwhile is hard work. One thing that's million percent certain, is that you cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Everyday do something that will get you closer to a better tomorrow, for every disciplined effort there is multiples of rewards. There is no odd job. Every job is self-portrait of the person who does it.

We believe that failure is not the worst in the world. The very worst is not to try. It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under permission that it cannot be done.

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. Labour disgraces no man.

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It’s a necessity. God gave us two ends: one to sit on and another to think with. Success depends on which one you use.

Hard work means prosperity, only a fool idles away his time. Time is of essence. Know the true value of time, snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, and no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle, says Abraham Lincoln. Margaret Thatcher said: "I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you there, but should get you pretty near."