The Key to Success_ Work for it and Don't Give Up by Scott Lumley

The Key to Success: Work for it and Don’t Give Up

Life can be hard sometimes. This is especially true if you are looking to be an entrepreneur or have success in your career. However, the answer is both simple and challenging at the same time. The key is to never give up, no matter what. Here is why hard work and persistence pays off.

You Don’t Get Paid for the After Hours

You don’t get paid for the hours you put in after you leave to go home until you come to work the next morning. That is to say that you are getting paid for the few hours that you are actually at work or in the office.

However, keep in mind that while you might be getting paid during those hours, that is not actually when you earn your paycheck. You earn your success when you burn the midnight oil and stay up learning about how to improve yourself and staying motivated. In other words, what people see you do in front of them is only a fraction of the work you put in. And if you take this approach, you will succeed.

Your goal should to be an iceberg. Only a small part of an iceberg is visible above the water’s surface. A much larger percentage is hidden. Don’t brag about every hour of work you put in. Let your success (that results from your hidden hard work) speak for you.

The Universe Rewards Persistence

Persistence is something that seems to be ingrained in the blueprint of the world. When you keep persisting no matter what, the universe sees that you are passing its test. It sees that you want something bad enough. Most people stop just before the finish line. So never give up. Know that if you persist, you will eventually succeed. Even if a bump in the road pushes you in a new direction, don’t give up on your ultimate dream.

There is Only One Way to Fail

There is really only one way you can fail: to give up. When you stop trying and stop dreaming, your energy leaves you. Motivation becomes impossible. That is why even if you don’t think persistence will get you where you want to go, you have to try anyway. After all, the only way to lose is by never trying.

When you set out to achieve something, whether it is a new career, a business, or a physical feat, it can be overwhelming. You might feel like throwing in the towel some days. That is nothing to be ashamed of. It is simply human nature. However, when you keep pushing through no matter what, anything is possible. So remember: work for it and don’t give up.

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