90 Motivational Quotes on Hard Work and Giving it Your All

Hard work is a concept that everybody must value. It is impossible to miss a strong work ethic. There are hard workers in every profession and every path of life. If you want to be a hard working person, you must learn to take a passion and value in your work.

Working hard and giving it your all is the foundation of achieving your dreams! Check out these quotes for motivation.

1. Babe Ruth Never Gives Up

“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

It is extremely hard to beat somebody who works and works and never gives up. People often lose competitions or anything worth fighting for because they give up. When you are matched with someone who never gives up, it is near impossible to beat them.

2. Orson Scott Card Doesn’t Take Not Trying

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” – Orson Scott Card

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.” – Orson Scott Card

If you give it your all and still lose, you have nothing to be ashamed of. You can hold your head high that you tried your best. When you don’t give it your all and lose, you will have nothing but regret and wonder “what if I gave it my all?” – Orson Scott Card

3. Thomas Jefferson Believes Luck and Word are Related

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

The former president was an extremely hard worker. Hard work creates luck. The harder we work the more luck we have. Good things happen to good people and the more work we put in the more luck and the more success we will get out.

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4. Jim Rohn Believes is Easy to Obtain

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

Do not sit around wishing that things were easier. Wish that you were better so you can achieve what you want to achieve. It starts with a wish and then comes hard work. Wish you were better and use that wish to make yourself work harder and become better.

5. Beverly Sills Believe Hard Work Brings You Where You Want to Go

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

Any goal worth completing is not going to be easy. If you think living your dreams is simple and you are entitled to it, you will never achieve it. The first step is dedicating yourself to a goal and knowing that it will not be easy to complete it, but it will be worth it.

6. Michelangelo Worked Hard to Master his Craft

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

People believe that the best of the best are born that talented. But it like Malcolm Gladwell says. it takes 10,000 hours to truly master any endeavor. The people who have gained great success have gotten that far through dedication and years of practice.

7. Jimmy Johnson Puts in the Extra Effort

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

The different between the people that are very good and excellent is a little extra effort. Extraordinary and ordinary are not that different. To become extraordinary, we must be willing to put in the work that ordinary people are not willing to.

8. Ludwig Von Mises Believes Self-Mastery is Best

“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.” – Ludwig Von Mises

“Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities.” – Ludwig Von Mises

Some learning cannot be done by another person teaching you. Some learning has to be done on our own. Ludwig on Mises believes that the people that have taught themselves are far better off than the ones who have learned through the means of teaching.

9. Charlotte Bronte Knows the Best is not Always Enough

“It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer.” – Charlotte Bronte

“It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer.” – Charlotte Bronte

You should never be ashamed about giving it your all and coming out on the losing end. It is a true shame that we are not always able to win even when we give it our best. That is why we cannot become obsessed with the outcome. The most we can do is give it everything we have and hope that is enough.

10. Kevin Durant Believes Hard Work Outweighs Talent

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

The superstar basketball player knows a thing or two about working hard. He has had to work hard his entire career. Sure he has a ton of natural talent, but he would not be one of the best players in the world if he didn’t utilize that talent and work hard every day of his life to get better.

11. Tim Fargo Believes Enemies are Important

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo

Your friends will believe in you and give you the courage and support you need. Your enemies will make you accomplish those goals. Proving people wrong is much better and more satisfying than proving people right.

12. Mary E. Pearson Knows There is not Always an Easy Way

“Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” – Mary E. Pearson

“Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” – Mary E. Pearson

There is not always an easy way out. Sometimes there is only one way to do things and that is the hard way. Too many times people look for the easiest or the fastest way to get something done. Usually this is not the most practical or the most valuable way of doing something. We often need to take the hard way to make sure things are done well. Quality over Quantity.

13. Martina Boone Believes Materialistic Possessions Aren’t Everything

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” – Martina Boone

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” – Martina Boone

It does not matter how expensive or luxurious your possessions are if you have done nothing to earn them. Having great things means nothing if you haven’t earned them. The feeling of working hard and earning something will always trump the feeling of being handed something.

14. Criss Jami Quotes the Famous Philosopher

“As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’” – Criss Jami

“As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’” – Criss Jami

When you achieve excellence once, you will never settle for mediocre again. Excellence is a habit and it does not go away easily. Once you are able to realize your capabilities, the days of not giving it your all and settling for second best are long gone.

15. Mokokoma Mokhonoana Values Love in Mastery

“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Everyday people love things that they will never be able to master. However, nobody will be able to mastery anything in life unless they truly love it. Mastery takes years and years to accomplish and without a driving passion toward a goal, the time needed to master it will never be reached.

16. Robert Half Describes a Common Scenario

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” – Robert Half

Some people work hard but have no talent and other people have talent but do not work hard. These are both sad situations, but the person who realizes their talent and doesn’t work to maximize it is a very sad and discouraging sight.

17. U.S. Marine Corps Explains Their Philosophy

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” – U.S. Marine Corps

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” – U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine corps is known for their hard work and attention to detail. Nobody has ever drowned in sweat from working so hard. Don’t be afraid to get dirty and work hard for what you want in life. Nobody has succeeded without hard work.

18. Manoj Arora Believes in Working Hard Silently

“Be like a duck, paddling and working hard in the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling, calm face.” – Manoj Arora

“Be like a duck, paddling and working hard in the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling, calm face.” – Manoj Arora

Ducks work very hard in the water, but you may not realize that as you watch them swim gracefully. A hard work comparison to ducks is a great one because it means that people need to keep their hard work to themselves sometimes. Work in the shadows and enjoy success in the sun.

19. Helen Hanson Describes Inspiration

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson

Hard work and focus are the keys to inspiration. Inspiration means nothing without hard work and focus following it. People get inspiration from different sources everyday but they do not act on their inspiration. We must act on the inspiration we get and chase our dreams.

20. Joyce Chapman Knows There is no Substitute for Hard Work

“There’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” – Joyce Chapman

“There’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” – Joyce Chapman

To get where you want to in life, you have to work hard. There are no short cuts and there are no easy ways out. You must do what others won’t to live like others can’t. Anything worth having in life is going to be hard to get, so put in the work to get it.

21. Sydney Lumet Understands the Necessities of Work

“All good work requires self-revelation.” – Sidney Lumet

“All good work requires self-revelation.” – Sidney Lumet

To be able to do good work, one must be in tune with oneself. We must be honest with ourselves and the people around us before we embark on something we wish to become excellent at. Self-revelation is needed to understand the reason we do =the things we do.

22. Jojo Moyes Understands Some People Don’t Want to Work

“The thing is, it’s also a lot of hard work. And people don’t want to put in a lot of work.” – Jojo Moyes

“The thing is, it’s also a lot of hard work. And people don’t want to put in a lot of work.” – Jojo Moyes

To get where you want to be, it is a lot of hard work. This is why many people are unhappy, because they want to be somewhere else in life but they are not willing to put in the hard work that is needed to get there. There is no way around it

23. Liza Wiemer Believes in Persevering

“Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.” – Liza Wiemer

“Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.” – Liza Wiemer

Perseverance is the foundation of hard work. Rome was not built in a day and goals and life dreams are not reached in a day. Persevering during the hard times and staying focused on the task at hand are what separates people from being average or being excellent

24. Michael Jackson Takes His Career Seriously

“I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work.” – Michael Jackson

“I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work.” – Michael Jackson

The famous pop singer was self-confident about the records he made and to be successful we all must be a little self-confident. We must be confident that we are the best at what we do. Nobody in the world is better at being you than you and that is why you will succeed.

25. Brandi Bates Believes in Growing the Mind

“Don’t tell me that knowledge isn’t power.” – Brandi Bates

“Don’t tell me that knowledge isn’t power.” – Brandi Bates

Brandi Bates does not want anyone to say that knowledge is not power. Knowledge is the most powerful thing in the world. With enough knowledge, we can do anything we want in this world. The mind is the most lethal weapon to ever be created.

26. Manoj Arora Understands What Separates People

“To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” – Manoj Arora

“To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” – Manoj Arora

To be able to live like the people you admire, you must be willing to do what those people do. The 1% is the 1% because they were willing to work and make sacrifices to get where they are. Many people complain that they can’t do things, but really they are just not willing.

27. Richelle Goodrich With an Obvious Truth

“If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.” – Richelle Goodrich

“If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.” – Richelle Goodrich

Not investing time or money will lead to nothing in return. As people, we must invest our time in causes that we believe in and invest our money into products and people that we believe in. Time and money are the biggest factors as humans. Money can create freedom and time is something we can never get back.

28. Manoj Arora Knows Ideas are Nothing but Ideas

“Ideas do not work..It is YOU who has to do the work.” – Manoj Arora

“Ideas do not work..It is YOU who has to do the work.” – Manoj Arora

Ideas are just that, ideas. The hard part about making ideas work is the execution. Ideas are just the simplest form of something. Once you have an idea, you have to realize that the hardest part is to make the idea come to life through extensive planning and execution

29. Alcurtis Tumer Realizes Hard Work is Satisfying

“Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something.” – Alcurtis Tumer

“Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something.” – Alcurtis Tumer

Hard work has a way of making us feel good about ourselves after putting in work. There is nothing more satisfying than completing a task and feeling productive about our day. Hard work can be rewarded in many ways, from monetary value to a trophy.

30. Rosie Thomas Believes in Aligning Our Ambitions

“I can only strive for what is important.” – Rosie Thomas

“I can only strive for what is important.” – Rosie Thomas

We must realize what we value in this world and what we want to live our lives for. Striving for what is important is the only way to live. To make a difference in this world we must forget about the petty things we get caught up in and focus on what is important.

31. Auliq-Ice Knows Success Comes from Work Alone

“Nothing is going to work out unless you step up and make it happen.” – Auliq Ice

“Nothing is going to work out unless you step up and make it happen.” – Auliq Ice

Nothing is going to work if you continue to wish it will work. The only way things work out is by making them happen through hard work and perseverance. Work is not supposed to be easy; if it were then everyone could be successful.

32. Roy Bennett Tells it Straight

“Live the Life of Your Dreams.” – Roy Bennett

“Live the Life of Your Dreams.” – Roy Bennett

Roy Bennett tells it straight like it should be. Live the life of your dreams and don’t listen to anyone who says you cannot do what you want. Anything is possible in this world with hard work and a mindset of achieving anything.

33. Aj Joshi Compares Success and Work

“Everyone wants to ride the train but not everyone wants to lay the tracks.” – Aj Joshi

“Everyone wants to ride the train but not everyone wants to lay the tracks.” – Aj Joshi

Everyone wants the perks of success but not everybody is willing to do the dirty, unglamorous work to get there. Aj Joshi compares hard work and success to building and riding a train. People will wish and complain about what they don’t have but won’t put in the work to get it.

34. Maggie Stiefvater has a Message for Millennials

“When you’re tired, sleep. Don’t watch stupid tv or play games on your phone.” – Maggie Stiefvater

“When you’re tired, sleep. Don’t watch stupid tv or play games on your phone.” – Maggie Stiefvater

Do not waste your time playing games or watching meaningless television. If you are tired, get some rest and get ready for the next day. There is no point in delaying your day and get nothing in return. The better alternative is to be well rested and be more productive the next day.

35. Michael Bassey Johnson Believes in Working With a Purpose

“If you wait for the mango fruits to fall, you’d be wasting your time while others are learning how to climb the tree.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“If you wait for the mango fruits to fall, you’d be wasting your time while others are learning how to climb the tree.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

Working hard shows great character, but working hard and smart shows a true hard worker. Sometimes we need to take a step back and evaluate what we have been doing. Are we doing this the most efficient way? Sometimes solutions to problems are simpler than they seem.

36. Mary Sage Nguyen Values Work

“A little hard work, never hurt anyone.” – Mary Sage Nguyen

“A little hard work, never hurt anyone.” – Mary Sage Nguyen

Mary Nguyen believes that hard work has never hurt anyone. Do not be afraid to follow your dreams and work hard toward them. Only good things can come from hard work so choose your path and work towards it.

37. Constance Friday Debunks a Myth About Desperation

“Desperation is not an evidence of hard work; it’s a sign of lack of faith.” – Constance Friday

“Desperation is not an evidence of hard work; it’s a sign of lack of faith.” – Constance Friday

When someone is desperate, some people will say that they are working hard. However, Constance Friday claims that desperation is a sign of lack of faith. If you are desperate for something that means you do not believe you can achieve it through your own hard work.

38. Moolesh Dindoyal lists the Pillars of Success

“Hard-work, perseverance and sacrifices will guide you to success.” – Moolesh Dindoyal

“Hard-work, perseverance and sacrifices will guide you to success.” – Moolesh Dindoyal

Moolesh Dindoyal describes what he believes is needed for success. You need hard-work to make you earn it and make it your way. Perseverance to realize that it will not be easy and it will not happen overnight. Lastly, you need to make sacrifices and give up on the things or the people that only hold you back.

39. Amit Kalantri Gives Clear Advice

“Don’t wait, just sweat.” – Amit Kalantri

“Don’t wait, just sweat.” – Amit Kalantri

Even if you don’t have a plan for what you want to do, it is not always the best idea to wait. Sometimes the best advice you can get is advice to start working. You may not know what direction or where you’re going, but getting experience working for something is experience that will stay with you.

40. Isrealmore Ayivor Believes the Harder You Work the Better Life Is

“The thickest sweats produce the sweetest life.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

“The thickest sweats produce the sweetest life.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

The people who work the hardest have the best lives. The harder we work, the more we earn, whether it’s monetary value or freedom. The people who work the hardest develop and maintain the best lifestyles because working for what you have is satisfying and worthwhile.

41. Israelmore Ayivor Describes Easy Come Easy Go

“Whatever you have not strived hard to achieve will not strive hard to fade.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

“Whatever you have not strived hard to achieve will not strive hard to fade.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

The things that we work hard to achieve are the ones that last. The things that we get quickly are usually the first ones to go. We are not able to cherish something unless we have truly worked for it and earned it through hard work and perseverance.

42. Isrealmore Ayivor Prefers Work Over Wishes

“Change won’t happen because everyone wishes it happens.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

“Change won’t happen because everyone wishes it happens.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

Change does not happen through wishing and hoping, change happens through hard work and sacrifice. Change is a strong word because change is a big step. It is hard to make things change for the better but it can be done with the right mindset and work.

43. Aniekee Ezekiel Says Work for Tomorrow

“Shovel today’s challenges for your tomorrow’s freedom.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

“Shovel today’s challenges for your tomorrow’s freedom.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

Work hard today to make tomorrow easier. This is a great quote, but the real meaning is on a larger scale. Work hard today so in a few years you won’t have to work as hard to maintain your living.

44. Aniekee Ezekiel Values the Present

“Forget what we became, what matters is what we’ve become, and our potentials to overcome.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

“Forget what we became, what matters is what we’ve become, and our potentials to overcome.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

We should never be judged by our past. The past is something we should learn from and use as a lesson. Our true power and our true test is what we are today. The power to overcome obstacles and to grow from day to day and year to year is the power of the human mind.

45. Aniekee Ezekiel Believes Questions have Power

“The smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

“The smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.” – Aniekee Ezekiel

Sometimes when we have trouble finding answers, we need to ask if we are asking the right questions. The questions can be more difficult and misleading than the answers. Reflecting on what we are looking for can help us find the real answer.

46. Ken Poirot Knows it Takes More than Hard Work

“A positive mindset alone in the absence of hard work will get you nowhere.” – Ken Poirot

“A positive mindset alone in the absence of hard work will get you nowhere.” – Ken Poirot

A positive mindset can make or break an ambition. However, a mindset is nothing without the hard work that accompanies it. Staying positive lays the ground work for a task, but the hard work is what ultimately will get it done.

47. Lailah Akita Believes Obstacles Must be Overcome

“If want to succeed, you must work to overcome the obstacles on your path.” – Lailah Akita

“If want to succeed, you must work to overcome the obstacles on your path.” – Lailah Akita

Success is never achieved without leaping over obstacles along the way. Whether it is people who don’t believe in you or second guessing yourself, there will always be something to overcome. The true test is how long you can persevere.

48. Lailah Akita Will Work Extremely Hard for What She Wants

“I sweat in tears to get what I want.” – Lailah Akita

“I sweat in tears to get what I want.” – Lailah Akita

Lailah Akita describes a scenario where she does anything to get where she wants to be. Sweating in tears can be related to giving it your absolute everything that no matter how you feel you are able to reach the goal.

49. Sanchita Pandey Values Perseverance

“Fight if you must, work hard, give your best but never quit in the face of difficulty.” – Sanchita Pandey

“Fight if you must, work hard, give your best but never quit in the face of difficulty.” – Sanchita Pandey

Fight if you absolutely have to. Work your absolute hardest, give it your best and don’t stop and never, ever quit. The only thing that quitting will bring is regret later in life. You must have the moxie to persevere and never give up on your dreams`

50. Mark Fahmy Believes Working Hard Correctly

“You know what’s worse than not working hard? Working hard in the wrong direction.” – Mark Fahmy

“You know what’s worse than not working hard? Working hard in the wrong direction.” – Mark Fahmy

Not working hard to achieve your dream is a terrible thing and many people do not work hard. But what is worse than working hard is working in the wrong direction. We must learn to work hard and smart to understand what direction we must head toward.

51. Lailah Akita Values Hard Work

“Hard work is the key to any achievement.” – Lailah Akita

“Hard work is the key to any achievement.” – Lailah Akita

Hard work is what makes any dream or task come true. Most people work every day to complete a daily project, you have to work hard and earn it. This should be the same plan when trying to achieve anything. Hard work will always be the best option.

52. Dennis Prager Believes Work is the Key to any Endeavor

“Everything worthwhile in life is attained through hard work.” – Dennis Prager

“Everything worthwhile in life is attained through hard work.” – Dennis Prager

Life has many aspects that are considered worthwhile and worth working towards. Every single one of these aspects can be reached through hard work. Hard work is an activity that has the highest success rate of all other activities.

53. Lailah Akita Breaks Success Down Mathematically

“Hard work is the formula for success.” – Lailah Akita

“Hard work is the formula for success.” – Lailah Akita

If there were a formula for success that everybody learned in school, it would be two words; Hard work. The only way to reach success is through working hard. Work hard and follow the game plan you have set for your life.

54. Keysha Jade Separates Praying and Working

“When you pray as much as you work; you achieve as much as you dream.” – Keysha Jade

“When you pray as much as you work; you achieve as much as you dream.” – Keysha Jade

Praying and working are two totally different activities. Praying is hoping and wishing for something good to come along. Working is going out and making it happen on your own. If you were to work as much as you prayed, then you will achieve as much as you dream.

55. Sarah Price Values the People Who Don’t Complain

“A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.” – Sarah Price

“A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.” – Sarah Price

Many people work hard but they complain the whole time because they think they are too good for the work or because they are getting tired. The true hard worker is one who does not complain and perseveres through the tough times without saying a word.

56. Gertrude Warner Understands the Value of Hard Work

“Everything seems better when we have to work to get it.” – Gertrude Warner

“Everything seems better when we have to work to get it.” – Gertrude Warner

Everything is better when we have earned it. Gertrude Warner is right on with this quote. Getting handed something never feels as good as earning it on our own. Hard work is long and grueling, but the reward for it is worth it ten out of ten times.

57. Michael Bassey Johnson Explains the Work Process

“Start with a cry, end with a smile.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“Start with a cry, end with a smile.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

Start off your journey with hard work. The smile, as Michael Bassey Johnson describes, is the end goal and the achievement of all the hard work. When you finally reach the smile stage, all of the tears will have been worth it.

58. Stefan Molyneux Does not Feel Bad for the Ones Who did not Believe

“I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn’t listen.” – Stefan Molyneux

“I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn’t listen.” – Stefan Molyneux

No matter what we try to do in life, there will be people who don’t believe in us and people who laugh at us. These are the people who do not deserve to celebrate with you when you finally achieve the goal. These are the people we need to leave behind because they only bring us down.

59. Unknown Explains Three Necessary Aspects of Success

“Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give, the last one you get.”

“Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give, the last one you get.” – Unknown

We give blood through all of the ups and down that we through during our lifetime. We give sweat through all of the hard work and we get respect after we prove we can endure the first two. Blood, sweat and respect are all aspects of a successful person.

60. Mitch Albom Creates his own List

“Belief, hard work, love - you have those things, you can do anything.” – Mitch Albom

“Belief, hard work, love – you have those things, you can do anything.” – Mitch Albom

If you believe in your goals, work hard to achieve them, and love what you are doing, then you are perfectly set up to be successful. There is nothing that can come between someone who has those three values. Mitch Albom lists three amazing qualities to have.

61. Conor McGregor doesn’t Believe in his Talent

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.” – Conor McGregor

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.” – Conor McGregor

The world famous MMA fighter does not believe that any of his success has come from his talent. He is obsessed with winning and working. His talent is far from how hard he works and his passion and obsession for his sport. His hard work will always beat out his talent.

62. Amelia Robinson Wants the Younger Generation to Understand

“It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today.” – Amelia Robinson

“It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today.” – Amelia Robinson

Today, many younger people do not value the struggles that older generations have gone through. Millennials and younger generations have grown up with all the new technology and have no idea what it was like to live even 30 years ago. We all must respect the work our elders have done to make our lives the way they are.

63. Lailah Akita Gives no Ways Around Work

“Push, push. Push harder!” – Lailah Akita

“Push, push. Push harder!” – Lailah Akita

This quote is straightforward and simple. Keep pushing and never stop. To achieve something, you have to be persistent to the point where you will never give up. Keep pushing until you feel like you have nothing left, and then push some more.

64. Kevin Hart Believes Everyone Wants Fame

“Everybody Wants To Be Famous But Nobody Wants To Do The Work!” – Kevin Hart

“Everybody Wants To Be Famous But Nobody Wants To Do The Work!” – Kevin Hart

Everybody wants to be rich and famous but nobody wants to put in the work to get there. The famous comedian has worked his whole life to get where he is today; it did not happen by accident. People do not realize the hours and days and years it takes to become successful.

65. Sanchita Pandey Believes the Future can be Changed

“It does not matter where you are standing right now.” – Sanchita Pandey

“It does not matter where you are standing right now.” – Sanchita Pandey

Where you are right does not compare to where you will end up. Use your time right now to plan and start working toward where you want to be. Learn from the past, live in the present and work toward the future.

66. Israelmore Ayivor Believes People Need to Enlarge Their Dreams

“Because of fear, most people don’t dream big.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“Because of fear, most people don’t dream big.” – Isrealmore Ayivor

People do not aim to be their best self because of fear. Dreaming of something that seems so far out of reach is scary, but it is attainable. It is attainable through hard work and the self confidence that you are able to do it. Those who believe they can achieve their big dreams are the ones that do.

67. Lailah Akita Explains Two Skills

“The enthusiasm to work hard and endless determination is the two great skills for success.” – Lailah Akita

“The enthusiasm to work hard and endless determination is the two great skills for success.” – Lailah Akita

Enthusiasm and hard work are two skills needed to be successful. Enthusiasm for every day, people must be enthusiastic or they will give up before the job is done. Work hard because nobody gets anything done without hard work, it is a necessity for achieving success.

68. Matthew Cross Relates Resumes to Perseverance

“No one creates a perfect resume on their first try.” – Matthew Cross

“No one creates a perfect resume on their first try.” – Matthew Cross

Matthew Cross is a resume builder who specializes in resume creation. Nobody creates a great resume the first time. This can be broadened to the sense that nobody achieves success on their first try. Success is earned through trial and error and learning from past mistakes.

69. Lailah Akita Believes in Karma with Success

“There is a price to be paid for any accomplishment.” – Lailah Akita’

“There is a price to be paid for any accomplishment.” – Lailah Akita’

Success is done through hard work, sacrifice and perseverance. Throughout this process, there are things that you may miss out on. The sacrifices you make ultimately are the price to be paid. You may not have as much fun as your peers or miss family events, but your drive for success is unmatched.

70. Gargi Believes we Must Realize Hard Work

“We always see other’s wealth & lifestyle. But should not neglect their hard work as well.” – Gargi

“We always see other’s wealth & lifestyle. But should not neglect their hard work as well.” – Gargi

Often we judge celebrities and don’t appreciate them because of how wealthy and famous they are, but we neglect their work ethic. We forget about the long nights they worked when they were first starting out. Every person you see on TV or the movies has started out with a dream.

73. Lailah Akita Describes how one Person can be a Team

“The individual great spirit and great efforts create a great team.” – Lailah Akita

“The individual great spirit and great efforts create a great team.” – Lailah Akita

One person does not have to be considered an individual. When you combine someone’s spirit and effort, those two attributes will make an incredible team! We all need to realize our strong traits and work to combine them in the best possible way.

74. Prabakaran Thirumalai Believes Hard work Outweighs Smart Work

“Smart work is also important but it is not replacement for hard work.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

“Smart work is also important but it is not replacement for hard work.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

Smart work is important because without it, we have no direction of where we are going or what we are doing. Hard work is important because it is the blood, sweat and tears that we put into our work. Prabakaran believes that hard work will outweigh smart work.

75. Lailah Akita Believes it can be Done

“If they say, it can’t be done, Ask, ‘Why not?’ It can be done.” – Lailah Akita

“If they say, it can’t be done, Ask, ‘Why not?’ It can be done.” – Lailah Akita

There are many negative people in the world who will tell you that you cannot do something. Sometimes it is hard not to listen to them, but it is needed for success. Always ask why not when people tell you that you cannot do something.

76. Farooq Shiekh Believes Limits are Endless

“.....I don’t think infinity is a limit.” – Farooq Shiekh

“…..I don’t think infinity is a limit.” – Farooq Shiekh

Farooq believes that infinity, perhaps the biggest limit in the world, should be considered a limit. If you think you can reach infinity then go after it. We should never limit ourselves to what we can accomplish with our lives.

77. Lailah Akita Believes Certain People Achieve Success

“A willing soul will keenly go the length, breadth and depth to fulfill the dream.” – Lailah Akita

“A willing soul will keenly go the length, breadth and depth to fulfill the dream.” – Lailah Akita

The person who is willing to go to the length and the depth is the one who will succeed. People often claim they want to get somewhere but do not bother to put in the work. The people who are willing to persevere and do the hard work are the ones that will.

78. Lailah Akita Advises to be Satisfied With What You Have

“Do the good work, with the resources you have.” – Lailah Akita

“Do the good work, with the resources you have.” – Lailah Akita

Work with what you have. Do not get stuck on the fact that other people have more than you. You have the ability to work hard and maximize the resources that you have. Never complain about what you don’t have, just make it work for you.

79. Harry Vested Jr. Believes Hard Work Opens Doors

“So many things could happen with a hard work.” – Harry Vested Jr.

“So many things could happen with a hard work.” – Harry Vested Jr.

Hard work is the most common trait that successful people have. It goes to show that anything can happen with a little bit of hard work. It can open so many doors to success and give a feeling of self-worth and confidence to go after your dreams.

80. Lailah Akita Compares Desire and Dedication

“The degree of your desire determines your dedication.” – Lailah Akita

“The degree of your desire determines your dedication.” – Lailah Akita

The amount that you want something to happen will be the amount that you will put into making it happen. If you have 50% desire, then you will be 50% determined to do the work to get it done. We have to be 100% in on our dreams to achieve them.

81. Innocent Mwatsikesimbe Knows Success Takes Time

“Nothing remarkable or impressive comes to be overnight.” - Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

“Nothing remarkable or impressive comes to be overnight.” – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Nothing worth doing and nowhere worth going is going to be easy. It will not happen overnight because if it did so much more people would be doing it. The first step to conquer in chasing a goal is the realization that it will not be easy and will require hard work.

82. Innocent Mwatsikesimbe Believes the Joy Makes it Worth It

“The road might seem long, but the joy of arriving makes it all worth it.” - Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

“The road might seem long, but the joy of arriving makes it all worth it.” – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

The path to success will be long and grueling, but the feeling of completing something makes it all worth it. When working towards our goals, we have to keep the satisfying feeling on finishing in our minds to work toward.

83. Prabakaran Thirumalai Believes in Continuous Work

“Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” - Prabakaran Thirumalai

“Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.” – Prabakaran Thirumalai

If you are willing to work, then you can accomplish what you need. If you are willing to work even harder than that, then you will be able to accomplish what you want. Work never stops and you should always strive for your ideal life.

84. Rasheed Ogunlaru Believes in Self Creation

“Don’t expect others to hand success to you. Create it.” - Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Don’t expect others to hand success to you. Create it.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

Never expect someone else to achieve success for you. Go out and create it on your own and never let someone tell you that you cannot. Learn to work for yourself and create opportunites without the help of anyone else.

85. Lailah Akita Understands Success is Sweeter with People Around You

“Success is great, but even greater with a great team.” – Lailah Akita

“Success is great, but even greater with a great team.” – Lailah Akita

Success on your own is amazing and satisfying, but it is even better when surrounded by a group of people who have worked just as hard as you to accomplish it. Success is always sweeter when celebrated with other people who were involved and realize the magnitude about what you accomplished together.

86. Japanese Proverb Says Work Hard When You’re Young

“What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.” - Japanese Proverb

“What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.” – Japanese Proverb

What you don’t do when you are young, you will regret when you are older. The risks and the chances you should have taken will turn into regrets and what ifs later in life. Take risks and work hard when you’re young so you can reflect happily on your life when you are older.

87. Millie Dewitt Believes Progression is Key

“Preparation to success is hard work of daily practice with improvement.” – Millie Dewitt

“Preparation to success is hard work of daily practice with improvement.” – Millie Dewitt

Hard work is the foundation of what we do, but if we are not consistently getting better over time, then we are doing something wrong. We should aim to be making progress everyday no matter how small it is. Get better every day and those small progress points will add up over time.

88. Sunday Adelaja Believes Hard Work Creates Wealth

“Our people must once again realize that it is only hard work and excellence that leads to wealth creation.” – Sunday Adelaja

“Our people must once again realize that it is only hard work and excellence that leads to wealth creation.” – Sunday Adelaja

The wealthy people of the world are some of the smartest people in the world. Not because they have more knowledge than the rest of the world, but because they understand how much work it takes. They are not looking for a get rich quick scheme. They dedicate their lives to hard work and excellence.

89. Ken Poirot Describes His Makeup of Success

“Success is three parts hard work and one part serendipity.” – Ken Poirot

“Success is three parts hard work and one part serendipity.” – Ken Poirot

Success is all about hard work and a little bit of luck. Sometimes people become successful because they proved themselves a hard worker while someone happened to be watching them and gave them a chance.

90. Ken Poirot Believes the Nicest People are Hard Workers

“The nicest people I meet in life are those who work hard for everything they have.” – Ken Poirot

“The nicest people I meet in life are those who work hard for everything they have.” – Ken Poirot

The people who work hard for everything they have earned are the ones who realize how hard it is to get there. They will never discourage anyone else because they started with a dream and a strong work ethic. Hard workers are the least entitled people in the world.

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