Hard Work | Quotes On Hard Work | Inspirational Quotations
Hard work is generally perceived as a great virtue in an individual. If the ultimate goal set is very high, hard work needs to be put in invariably. It is evident from the examples of many scholars and scientists how hard work has made them illustrious world-wide. The countries which have achieved the status of massive development and admirable prosperity bear an underlying regular feature of hard work in their culture. Relentless hard work has proved successful in the case of many individuals at micro level as also for concerted groups, organised sectors, corporate entities and finally for the countries they belong to.
However, let us ponder over the question – what makes hard work really essential or compulsory? Under what circumstances, does an easy job turns into a laborious hard work? If we spare a sliver of our mind, the following aspects may pop up in our quest for the special circumstances people need to exert additional efforts in their hard work:
Very High Ambitions For Dullards:
If an individual sets for himself very lofty ambitions, he needs to put up a lot of efforts or hard work for achieving them. This is particularly true, if his current standards of intelligence (and physical fitness) are very low to meet the requirements. On the contrary, if a person is remarkably intelligent and meritorious enough, he need not exert so much effort as in the case of underblessed brains.
Excessive Greed For Money / Wealth:
When a man is obsessed with amassing wealth limitlessly, he drowns himself in the never-ending spree of hard work for earning money. Hard work is an inevitable part of life for greedy people. However, for the people who are well to do and self-complacent, hard work becomes a mere second option but not a compulsion.
Low Income Groups:
People who find it difficult to meet both ends meet, are left with no choice but to toil relentlessly to make a living. Hard work alone begets food for them. In order to live and feed their families, they resort to hard work invariably.
Sharing The Work Of Colleagues:
In the absence of sufficient workforce, the ongoing tasks sometimes need to be shared by the currently working employees in an organisation if the work is to be finished within the originally conceived timeframe. If co-workers go on leave or in the case of unforeseen reduction of manforce, the present workload needs to be borne by the existing staff or workers who are expected to put in hard work to keep up the pace of progress.
Expectation Of Higher Output:
If the end-result of performance is suddenly set at very high levels, the existing workforce finds itself in a situation where a lot of extra hard work needs to be put in to bring out the desired magnitude of output.
Insufficiency Of Practical Skills:
People are forced to exert additional efforts in their hard work, if their skills are not upto the desired standards demanded by the job.
Absence Of Conducive Environment:
If the surroundings are not suitable for carrying out the duties, an easy job is likely to become harder. Under unbearable weather, distracting fellow men, noisy surroundings, lack of sufficient air and light either due to lack of electric power or due to the long-prevalent adverse conditions certainly make the job tougher. Un-favourable surroundings too call for an extra amount of hard work.
Improper Health :
If the health of an individual is not normal, the job at hand cannot be done efficiently. Under poor health of a worker, the efficiency is likely to be marred considerably. With dwindling health, a worker has to strive harder than normal and levitate more efforts in his hard work.
Lack Of Encouragement And Timely Incentives:
If a genuine performer does not get the necessary recognition or timely incentives, he is apt to lose interest in the job and morally discouraged. With deteriorating morale, a performer needs to put up in his hard work an extra effort which is unwarranted.
When the final date of completion of a task is not very far away, the workers/staff members need to take up the extra burden of the work at hand and the expected amount of hard work gets multipled in order that the job is successfully finished within the deadline, no matter how shorter the time gap is.
All the above cases of having to put in hard work relate to different scenarios. They are not generally found in all the cases since they are only seen under certain special circumstances or in the case of people with specific levels of mental faculties or attitudes or inclinations.
Keeping aside the above exclusive circumstantial cases, if we seek to find out the significance of hard work in the lives of great eminent people we would get to arrive at an entirely different answer. Hard work need not be always done under compelling circumstances but it is embraced out of sheer deliberate choice by humanitarians and other eminent people. Renowned people dedicate their entire lives for noble causes of achieving herculean tasks by shedding sweat and blood. If their endeavours are to be described, the word “hard work” seems helplessly inadequate. People like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many innumerable selfless freedom fighters braved death in carrying out their missions. If the ultimate goal is of common good for entire humanity, the noble souls do not hesitate to sacrifice their lives.
Even in the case of scientists, the research work done by them is solely based on mental and physical hard work alone. Their rock-hard determination to reach at the much sought-after goals makes them perform hard work incessantly (perhaps, ‘makes them undergo hardships’ may be the more appropriate expression) till they arrive at their ultimate cherished goals.
Mental hard work is, of course, synonymous with the research done by great mathematicians. Their minds are constantly in search of solutions in the advanced concepts. Though not on par with the level of mathematicians and intellectuals, hard work to the mind is also a routine phenomenon for the top brass executives like chairpersons, managing directors, chief executive officers, chartered accountants of behemoth corporate houses.
Another unignorable category of people whose life is inextricably linked with the harshest physical hard work pertains to defence personnel who undergo rigorous training through excruciating drudgery to keep themselves physically fit for battle against enemies at any moment of exigency. Many of them end up sacrificing their lives in their duties. While the defence personnel safeguard people from enemy attacks/raids, there is a more elite class of highly skilled professionals like medical doctors and surgeons who put in both mental and physical efforts simultaneously, keenly focussed on the job during the entire period of operation which may sometimes take many hours in their admirable endeavour to protect people from premature/untimely death.
Whereas the hard work or serious efforts put up by eminent leaders, scientists, scholars, defence personnel and the like are adorable, we cannot ignore the physical hard work exerted by low income earning populace like furnace workers in factories, blacksmiths, other similar labourers, farmers, construction labourers, electrical workers toiling entire day in scorching sunlight for months at a stretch. Their ever existing hard work certainly contributes massively in agricultural, industrial and service sectors to the gross domestic product of a nation and proves to be a large indicator of its magnificent growth.
It can be undeniably said that hard work for a noble productive cause for the common good of humanity is the most sacred activity since it benefits not a single person but either the entire mankind or a large chunk of population. The golden words in the maxim “WORK IS WORSHIP” are truly precious in every sense of the adage and worth following in letter and spirit.
Quotes On Hard Work:
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”
- Calvin Coolidge
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
- Sam Ewing
Hard Work Quotes "Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat."
- Ann Landers
"Dreams don’t work unless you do."
- John C. Maxwell
"I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands."
- Zig Ziglar
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
- Abraham Lincoln
"When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat."
- Hershel Walker
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
- George Halas
"There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success."
- Heather Bresch
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right."
- Henry Ford
"The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream."
- Tommy Hilfiger
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
- Steve Jobs
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
- Stephen Covey
“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”
- Steve Jobs
"I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich."
- Jim Carrey
“If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.”
- Bill Gates
“If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you.
"The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”
- Bill Clinton
“The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.”
- Barack Obama
Hard Work Quotes “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
- Babe Ruth
“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
- Barack Obama
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.”
- Ann Landers
“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
- Thomas Jefferson
“For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.”
- Jessica Savitch
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
- Thomas Jefferson
Hard Work Quotes “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
- Kevin Durant
“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”
- Tim Fargo
“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy”
- Robert Half
“I'm really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I'd die for it. That's how I am.”
- Michael Jackson
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.”
- Summer Sanders
Hard Work Quotes “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
- Ben Carson
“There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.”
- Heather Bresch
Hard Work Quotes “In fitness, there are no short cuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.”
- Mahesh Babu
“Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare - and special - human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.”
- Robin S. Sharma
“The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.”
- Deepika Padukone
“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”
- Joshua Waitzkin
“I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.”
- Diana Lopez
“I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy, and it is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have.”
- Janet Reno
“You just have to find that thing that's special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.”
- Dr. Dre
Hard Work Quotes “We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.”
- Apolo Ohno
“I have always believed that technology should do the hard work - discovery, organization, communication - so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.”
- Larry Page
“A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perseverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.”
- Robert Kraft
“I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.”
- Jerry Rice
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
- Margaret Thatcher
“My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.”
- Mark Warner
Hard Work Quotes “I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.”
“There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.”
- Lauren Conrad
“Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.”
“Motherhood is wonderful, but it's also hard work. It's the logistics more than anything. You discover you have reserves of energy you didn't know you had.”
- Deborah Mailman
“Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.”
Hard Work Quotes “The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.”
- C. V. Raman
“The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues - probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life - even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age.”
- Robert Gottlieb
“When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it's a lot of hard work and patience. You can't play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that.”
- Burning Spear
“I believe in hard work, not luck factor. The best efforts will reap the best fruits. Nobody can take all the credit. We don't even talk about the efforts of the director, the writers, other technicians, etc. They all together take a film to another level.”
- Rakul Preet Singh
“For me, education has never been simply a policy issue - it's personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.”
- Michelle Obama
Hard Work Quotes “I believe destiny and hard work go hand in hand. I was studying to be an engineer when my mom and my brother sent my pictures for the Miss India contest. I didn't even know about it. If that isn't destiny, what is?”
- Priyanka Chopra
“I think the success that I have is due to hard work and destiny. It is important to stay grounded and not take things for granted.”
- Alia Bhatt
Hard Work Quotes “I believe in destiny, God's hand and hard work.”
- Katrina Kaif
“Young adults living with a stutter is hard work. How do they handle job interviews? What do they do when the phone rings? How do they 'chat someone up'? All these things the average person takes for granted prove to be a stammerer's biggest challenge.”
- Gareth Gates
“Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.”
- Michael Johnson
“I returned to India because I believe in an India of honesty and hard work, not of corruption and crookedness. I believe in an India of openness and straightforwardness, not of hypocrisy and double-dealing. I believe in an India where opportunities are available to all, and not just to a chosen few.”
- Shashi Tharoor
“We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.”
- Hillary Clinton
“My views are very fluctuating. I have very contradictory takes on the subject. Dating is easier, while marriage is hard work. You see your friends having early divorces, and on the other hand, you see your parents having a successful marriage.”
- Kangana Ranaut
“When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work.”
- Lakshmi Mittal
Hard Work Quotes “Behind every easy role, there is a lot of hard work that goes in.”
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui