Work Hard – 5 Principles for a Successful Life

You can do anything you put your mind to but you have to be willing to work for it. Patience and perseverance will lead you to your dream. A big dream is in the forefront of your mind. It’s a goal you want to achieve for its own sake. Desiring your dream helps you put in that extra time more than others. When you imagine your dream being realized it is easier to work longer. Success keeps you at the top of your game. It is important to work hard and never give up on a worthwhile cause.

Daily action. At the core of every true talent, there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement. The confidence by persistence and patience, something will be realized. Nothing is out of reach if you work on it daily. The divide between what we can achieve and what we can actually accomplish is enormous. We can create habits that will carry us through. This approach is most effective when a goal can be broken down into a series of short and easy tasks. We train children to complete certain tasks like brush their teeth or pick up their clothes. The more these chores become habits that happen automatically without forethought, the more likely they are to get done. This strategy will also help to accomplish larger goals over time. One of the biggest fears that many people have is speaking in public. An effective speaker is the best way to communicate and inspire people and the best way to become an inspired speaker is to speak every day. Newt is an accomplished speaker and he practices every day and has done so for more than forty years. Daily activity produces great results over time. Becoming successful requires deciding where to focus your efforts. We have to set goals which determine what we think, plan and do and will ultimately determine who we become. This process isn’t accomplished overnight as it takes time, practice and patience to achieve. We are what we repeatedly do and our habits carry us far. Good work ethic involves doing little things right over and over and a key to success. Being decent, showing integrity and working hard over and over will make it work for you. And hard work allows you to develop confidence.

Getting up again and again. Obstacles are just part of the game and what you imagine is what you can achieve. Now you know you have to dream big, dream your dream, set a deadline and work hard. You also have to be ready for the inevitable – failure. Everyone fails and it is not unique or important, but it is your actions afterward that sets you apart. Have faith that the obstacles you encounter are temporary. Learn optimism by changing the way you think about events and not giving into feelings of helplessness after facing failure. After failing, pick yourself up and start trying again. Let defeat be a challenge and a mere setback to a road to victory. Persistence can pay off. If you give up it is almost guaranteed you will not reach your goal. Keep persisting and your dream may come true. Never give up on your dream.

Getting up and continuing to work after failure. For most of us, hard work means studying, preparing and practicing until we get it right which takes time and effort. It can be discouraging when you stumble or don’t immediately succeed. But real satisfaction comes when you master your task realizing you did it yourself thereby gaining self-confidence to try something harder the next time.

Cheerful persistence. The value of persistence is that attitude is everything. The Definition of persistence is to go on stubbornly, and cheerful means to be full of good spirits. Cheerfully persistent is forging ahead and not giving up on the second or third obstacle. Learn to be consistently cheerful – learn to relax and realize that no one gets it right the first time. Accepting failure is an important part of learning to succeed. Relax and focus on each outcome and it will be easier to be cheerful. It can change the life of the world around you. Cheerfulness can get almost anything done. The next time you face an obstacle, face it with cheerful persistence. You can achieve whatever you put your mind to if you work hard. If every accomplishment at first appears to be impossible, believe in yourself and never listen to those who tell you it can’t be done. Everything is possible if you’re willing to work hard and stay focused and never take no for an answer.

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-Karl