Success plus hard Work
Success plus hard work are bonded. One cannot occur without the other. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson.
Bill Gates and his high school friend used to spend four to five hours every day after school working on their computers. Considering the impact Gates and his wife have had on the world, particularly when it comes to environmental issues, this was time well spent. Where would computer technology be today without the work ethic of Gates and his friend?
Do you want success in your life? Are you willing to put in the hours needed to accomplish what you want to do? How much priority do you put on what you want and on the time you need to spend pursuing your dreams? Are you willing to link success and hard work? Do you set aside daily time spent on working toward your goals?
Pablo Casals practiced his cello up to eight hours a day when he was well into his nineties. This was in addition to two to three hours a day on the piano. When asked why he did this, he replied, “because I love to learn.” Only another musician would appreciate this kind of drive and ambition.
Itzhak Perlman puts in about seven hours each day practicing his violin. This is particularly true when he has to perform. Every classical musician knows the need to work hard in order to succeed.
I remember telling one of my students that I can’t pour this into her. She would have to go home and put out the work. Fortunately for both of us, she quit.
Success and hard work are linked.