Why Hard Work is Always Necessary
- Rudyard Kipling
Whenever I get overwhelmed, frustrated, or intimidated with what life throws at me, I tell myself that all things worth doing require a lot of hard work.
I try to remind myself that success requires effort. People don't win games by sitting in the sidelines; they jump in the action and play hard. As Dr. Phil said, "Life rewards action."
If I want to do well in school, I have to pay attention in class, take good notes, do all the assignments, and study hard. In order to lose weight, I can't just wish I was lighter. I just can't join a gym. I need to work out, sweat, and do it consistently. To have a nice house, car, or some fancy electronic gizmo, I need to work hard to earn and save up for it. Without the effort, achieving any goal (small, big, simple, or complex) is not possible.
In order to have a nice garden, I have to fertilize the soil, plant the seeds, water it frequently, and do whatever it takes to make the garden flourish. This is true with every achievement in life.