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hard work Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about hard work
  1. #1
    “Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do.”
  2. #2
    “In order to get to the next level of whatever you’re doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been. You cannot get to the next phase of a project without a grander mind-set, more acceleration, and extra horsepower.”
  3. #3
    ″Why spend your life making only enough money to end up with not enough money? Why work out in the gym only once a week, just to get sore and never see a change in your body type? Why get merely ‘good’ at something when you know the marketplace only rewards excellence? Why work eight hours a day at a job where no one recognizes you when you could be a superstar—and perhaps even run or own the place? All these examples require energy. Only your 10X targets really pay off! ″
  4. #4
    “What if the only thing standing in the way of your greatness was that you just had to go after everything obsessively, persistently, and as though your life depended on it?”
  5. #5
    “Success tends to bless those who are most committed to giving it the most attention.”
  6. #6
    ″Regardless of the timing, the economy, the product, or how big your venture is, the right acts done to the right degree over time will make you successful.″
  7. #7
    ″Many people wait for something to happen or someone to take care of them. But people who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.″
  8. #8
    “If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.”
  9. #9
    “With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had. He neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife. But in spite of these disadvantages, he had begun even in his father’s lifetime to lay the foundations of a prosperous future. It was slow and painful. But he threw himself into it like one possessed. And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death. ”
  10. #10
    “They had worked two and three jobs, put children through high school and college, and become pillars of their community. I admired them, but I knew the whole time that I was merely encountering the survivors...”
  11. #11
    “What is chiefly needed is skill rather than machinery.”
  12. #12
    “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.”
  13. #13
    “Work and I are very good friends; I never was afraid of work yet.”
  14. #14
    “A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life. It is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning...A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest”
  15. #15
    “‘I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.’”

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