The path to success is a journey down the road of hard work. The energy you need to do the work that leads to accomplishing your goals is created through your passion for winning. Some of the hardest work is thinking, most people prefer to go with the flow of their life circumstances than slow down and think about alternative paths. When all your competitors are talented the hardest worker usually wins. Most professionals go through 10,000 hours of practice and feedback loops to achieve mastery.
Luck is a major factor in business world success as timing and abilities are crucial but your odds increase dramatically with consistent and large amounts of hard work. If you work smart and hard enough then only time separates you from your goals. Without hard work people stay on the path of least resistance in their life that keeps them inside their comfort zone. The best things in life are just outside your comfort zone. Don’t be jealous of others, if you want more do the work and go get it.
Here are hard work quotes to help motivate you to do what it takes to get to where you want to go.
“Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” – Sam Altman
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Ariana Huffington
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell
“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” – Maria Bartiromo
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work.” – Stephen King
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” – Thomas Edison
“It’s not about money or connection — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” – Mark Cuban
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
“For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” – Jessica Savitch
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – F. L. Emerson
“The secret to being successful from a trading perspective is to have an indefatigable and an undying and unquenchable thirst for information and knowledge.” – Paul Tudor Jones
“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” – Eddie Cantor
“I hated every minute of training but I said, ‘Don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” – Andrew Carnegie
“The day is 24 hours; 6 hours we sleep, so you have left 18 hours. So don’t ever give me this thing “I’m working 12 hours so I don’t have time to exercise and to work out.” Or “I don’t have time to study another language” and all these kind of things. 18 hours; so utilize the 18 hours, that’s what I’ve always believed in, and I feel like that’s the only way you can get ahead.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger