Hard work is the key to success. Who does not know this? Every body should know this already.
But if that were all that was required, the billions of people who are killing themselves with work in vain would succeed.
Hard work is not enough. That is a truth that is often taken for granted.
As a result, many people work so hard for nothing. Isn’t that tragic? That you work so hard but your table is always dry, no food to eat, your family goes hungry, you cannot pay your bills, yet you have exhausted yourself.
How do we avoid working hard for nothing?
That is what I want us to know. That is very important. You must stop wearing yourself out for nothing. Work hard but let your hard work produce the fruits you want – put enough food on your table for you and your family; make you enjoy this world.
The whole thing is simple; so simple that you may not believe it. It is this: do not end at hard work if you want to succeed. You will not succeed.
There is hard work that gives success and hard work that goes does not. It simply goes in vain.
Let me tell you the type of hard work that leads to success and the one that does not or better still, that leads to failure.
This is important to know because unless you are foolish or don’t have value for your time, you will not go in for hard work that will not bring you success.
Unfortunately, that is precisely what many people do. They work extremely hard, and yet at the end of the day, they are worn out but success eludes them; and feel disgruntled, frustrated, bitter.
And so what is the type of hard work that pays?
The answer is contained in a quote by Warren Buffet. This man is an investment guru; one if the mist successful investors if all times. He is someone to listen to when it comes to the secrets of making it big in life. He says: “There is no use running if you are on the wrong road.”
That says it all. Replace ‘running’ in that quote with ‘working hard’ and replace ‘are on the wrong road’ with ‘are doing the wrong thing’. That quote means there is no use working hard if you are doing the wrong thing. It will be a waste of time and energy; and maybe resources.
They key to success is clearly hard work doing the right thing.
To work hard doing the wrong thing is to waste your energy. It is to suffer in vain. It is foolishness.
Do you want to succeed? Work hard but make sure you are doing the right thing. Make sure you are doing what can make you succeed.
You simply need to look around you to see the numerous people who spend their day working hard but at the end of the day, there is nothing to show for it.
You work hard to succeed not to fail. So if you are working hard and getting tired but not getting results you desire, ask yourself if you are not running so fast on the wrong road.