There is no shortcut to success, it’s a long winding road which needs persistence, perseverance and a lot of hard work. Even if you have the IQ and EQ to excel but if you don’t club it with hard work, then chances of success are minimal. From leaders to authors to businesses men to athletes, whoever you may be and whatever you may be doing, you can not succeed without hard work. Here are motivational quotes from leaders that show why hard work is the key to success:
A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.
- Guy Kawasaki, American marketing specialist, VC, author
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
- Richard Branson, American Business Magnate
My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
- Mark Warner, American businessman
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
- Margaret Thatcher, British stateswoman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979-1990
When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work.
- Lakshmi Mittal, Indian steel magnate
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King, American author
“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”
- Larry Page, Google Co-founder
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” -
- Babe Ruth, American professional baseball player
So take heart sweat it out. Take inspiration from others, and work hard for it it will take you places.
Tell us what motivates you to work hard. What is your favourite quote?