Hard Work – 10 Awesome Quotes

hard workToday I am writing later than usual as I was bogged down by a task that I have been stalled procrastinating about for days about getting it done. I knew it would be hard work and I knew it would not be fun but now that it is done, I am relieved and happy.

Doing the hard work in life is usually just that… it is hard and it IS work. As most of prefer the paths of least resistance, hard work is usually shunned at all costs. But then… what is the cost of that?

Personally, for the most part, the things that I am good at… or like to think that I am good at… are the results of years of hard work and practice. Though it might look easy when I do them now, writing or running for example… trust me when I say it is because of the millions of words that I have already written and the thousands upon thousands of miles that I have run in my life.

Lots of hard work…

So, to celebrate and to highlight the ethos of hard work, here are 10 awesome quotes about doing the hard work in life to motivate and to inspire you.

Hard Work – 10 Awesome Quotes

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“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.” – Pele

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

“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

“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

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” – Ray Bradbury

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

I hope that you find these quotes to be helpful. I know that I sure could have used them the past few days as I kept putting off what I needed to get done…

Do you have any other quotes about hard work that you would like to add?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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Photo by Andy Wooten 26 July 2013

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