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Goodbye Sunday, Hello Monday…

Hard work as a concept is something we all must value. It is an important work ethic necessary for achieving success. Hard workers excel in every profession and take up their place in their various fields; they are passionate about their job and appreciate it.

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These 10 quotes will inspire you to put in your best as the new week begins. Hard work is not a curse; for what it is worth, it is necessary for achieving set goals.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

Someone who constantly works hard will not fail easily. They do not give up easily when they are in a competition. When they are up against other people, they strive harder and it is impossible for them to lose.

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

Do not spend precious time wishing that things were much easier. Do not expect situations to be comfortable. Instead, wish that you were better so you can achieve what you want to achieve. Now, turn that wish into hard work and become better in what you do.

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills

Achieving the goals you set for yourself will not be easy. As a hardworking individual, you need to do more to make sure that in the end, you are able to live your dreams. To make sure that this happens, you have to stay dedicated to your goals and understand that the processes of achieving them will not come easy.

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”— Michelangelo

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. You have to dedicate enough time to master your craft and be good at it. People who are experts in what they do and have achieved success and fame are where they are today through years of dedication.

“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.”— Ludwig Von Mises

Some people learn by themselves. There are aspects of things that can only be learnt by one’s own self. Ludwig Von Mises is of the opinion that people that have taught themselves certain things are better than those who learn from others.

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“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” — Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is a superstar basketball player who is aware of the usefulness of working hard. All through his entire career, he made sure to combine his natural talent with hard work.

“Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” — Mary E. Pearson

There is no easy way in some situations. The only way available is the hard way. Oftentimes, people are in search of the easiest or the fastest way to complete a task. This may not be the most practical way of doing something. We should take the hard way to make sure things are efficient.

“As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’”— Criss Jami

Mediocrity is not for people who achieve excellence. Excellence is a habit, it is achieved when one is aware of his capabilities and is not saddled with the thought of settling for less.

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” — U.S. Marine Corps

This particular quote compels us to believe that working so hard to achieve our goals should not pose a problem to us. We should not be afraid to get dirty and work hard in order to get what we want. Successful people have all done their best to make sure that they work hard.

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.”Helen Hanson

Two major keys to inspiration are hard work and focus. When people are inspired to chase their dreams, they must put in hard work and determination. To be merely inspired without hard work is a waste of time.

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This article was first published on 28th February 2022


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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