Yes, my today’s headline might sound strange, you might be thinking that hard work is not a business it’s a habit. I also grew up listing my elder’s advice like “Hard work is the key to success” and “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”, or “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work”, which is still true and precious in each phase of life. Ever since I was a child, the big quotes were difficult for me to understand and remember, so to understand the concept of hard work I started making myself believe that it’s a give and take business that depends on what you want and how serious you are to achieve that goal in your life. Let’s make it simpler, if we are passionate and focused to achieve a specific goal we have to pay the price for it and the price is “working hard” so kids remember a few formulas:
Where, Time= Focus+ Dedication
And Energy= Smartness, Passion= Target
If you are looking to achieve success in life, many different factors will come into play, which is why you will find many different methods and approaches like parents, guides, teachers, mentors, self-help books, biographies, videos and professional coaching that help claiming to know the key to success.
We all can learn from famous personalities and their hardship to understand this concept. Edison was working for 21 hours a day, and he sleeps only for 2 or 3 hours on the laboratory tables with his books as his pillow. The prime minister of India late Pt. Nehru was working for 17 hours a day and seven days a week. There were no holidays on his calendar. The Mahatma Gandhi Ji worked ceaselessly day and night and he won freedom for his country. Hard work is a price that we pay for success in life. Dr APJ Kalam and America’s famous president Abraham Lincoln was born in a poor family. They could not afford a normal middle-class lifestyle to pursue their studies but by dint of hard work, they rose to be the greatest man of their time. Stalin, the late prime minister of Russia, was the son of a mere cobbler. Recently an Indian filmmaker named Vinod Kapri took to Twitter and shared a video of a 19-year boy, Pradeep Mehra who left everyone inspired with his dedication and patience for the Goal, I’ll write the next post in continuation with his story.
As I mentioned in the beginning that there is a price to pay for success, otherwise, everyone would’ve achieved their dreams. However, the grim truth is that it is only a small percentage of the world’s population that become successful. Of course, The constant vigilance and preparedness to hard work is the price that we have to pay to achieve success or become successful in life. In the formula of success, outputs are a privilege and a pleasure. We should always believe in human potential as Man is born to work and prosper in life.
To be continued with next post…