My Hard Work Was Not Enough
The concept of hard work is based on the idea that if you put in a lot of time and effort into an activity, you will reap a benefit or reward. Many people wish to reap a certain benefit or reward, but without working hard; it’s just not possible. Sometimes there are exceptions, such as good luck or help from another person, but most of the time, hard work is what pays off in the end.
Many people also give up after putting in a lot of hard work and not seeing the results that they expected. They either give up altogether or stop putting in as much effort as they previously did. It’s very common to lose hope and drive after not seeing the results that you expected, but it’s also very common to keep pushing and striving for those results!
Giving up is the difference between those who achieve and those who fall behind. Many people fall behind and that’s why the top is very lonely. In order not to fall behind, you have to force yourself to work hard even when you don’t want to; especially when you are feeling lazy and hopeless.
Working hard when in good spirits is great because you can keep pushing forward. But working hard when you’re experiencing low energy and frustration is equally as important; maintaining hard work in difficult times is what will provide you with stamina and strength. The more difficult times that you successfully experience, the easier the process will get.
Even when you have achieved the benefit or reward that you were aiming for, hard work doesn’t stop today! There is so much more that you can accomplish if you just keep maintaining your work ethic and perseverance. Even after many accomplishments, the same feelings of tiredness and wanting to give up will persist; the cycle doesn’t stop unless you decide for it to stop.
So don’t give up! Keep the cycle going until you become completely satisfied. But whatever you do, do not fall behind because you gave up; don’t allow regrets to prevent your happiness from flourishing.
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