There’s a lot to be said for a little Hard Work & Effort

Let’s compare 2 thoughts of school of “success”.  One is motivated by status and net worth and material possessions.  

The other is motivated by the ENERGY and PASSION and DRIVE to just keep working hard because you love the work so much that it does not feel like “work”.  It’s motivated by your calling.

You love the work so much that you see OPPORTUNITIES instead of hurdles.

You love the work so much that you see SOLUTIONS instead of problems.

You love the work so much that you see connections as true RELATIONSHIPS.

You love the work so much that you use both sides of your brain… so much so that you find yourself being both technical AND creative, even though you aren’t wired that way (and that might even surprise you).

Let me break some news to you, from personal experience:  In those moments you are working to your fullest potential.  That’s how you were created, and that’s what you were born to do!

So get busy!  Put some hard work and HUSTLE into it…



Today I leave you with my pick of the top 20 quotes on a little hard work & effort:


“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra.”  Jimmy Johnson

“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” Andrew Carnegie

“The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.” Unknown

“How long should you try? Until.”  Jim Rohn

“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” Helen Keller

“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.” Brian Tracy

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln

“Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” Mary Lou Retton

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” Alan Schoenfeld

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill

“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” Will Smith

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” Magic Johnson

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

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”  Pat Riley

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don’t want to be.”  Hugh Dillon

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  Helen Keller

“Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” William James

Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance.  Colossians 3



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