One of the questions aspiring entrepreneurs ask me often is “What is the secret to success?” They ask me this question, hoping that I will give them a magic key to unlock prosperity, but I always respond with the answer “Hard work”.
I believe that people who work the hardest (with a combination of working smart) turn out the most successful. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”You have to be persistent and consistent in reaching your goal until you find a way to break through and surpass obstacles. Many young people today lack the work ethic needed to achieve their aspirations. We live in a society plagued with the instant gratification mindset. The truth is you cannot escape hard work if you plan on being a success.
I believe the young generation needs to understand the value and benefits of a work ethic. With hard work comes experience, innovation, knowledge and self-belief.
I’ve been taught from an early age that being committed in your field will make you smart, if you are willing to approach reaching your goals from every angle, you will eventually find out what does and does not work. The late Thomas Edison said it best, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Video below – Freddie Achom on the importance of work ethic (Source – Rosemont Group Foundation)
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