Persistence and Hard Work

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press on! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”- Calvin Coolidge

People are always wondering how to become successful with exercise, diet, or life in general. We always want to know how to become the best, how to reach our goals, and how to succeed. We think that people become successful and reach their goals because of luck, or natural talent. Now that might be true for some people, but it is not true for many successful people. Most successful people become successful from working hard, and while we have heard it many times we still don’t do it. We like to be lazy and not put in all of the work that the successful people put in to get to where they are. In today’s world we do not always have to work hard to just get by, and we are given tools that allow us to be lazy. There are thousands of television shows, millions of movies, and video games. We are taught that watching television is okay, and that being lazy is acceptable. Now I do not think it is bad to do these things sometimes, but we take it to the next level and do them more than we should.

The successful people though are not lazy, they are very persistent and do not give up until they reach their goal. They work so hard every second of everyday, because they want to be successful more than anything else in the world. Whatever their goal is, is the only thing they truly care about and everything they do revolves around getting to that goal. If something does not line up with their goal then they do not do it. They pass on whatever that thing is and they move on to something that will help their goals. They sacrifice many things in life that most of us will not sacrifice all because the only thing they think about is that goal. Successful people think about their goals and what they want 99% of the time. Now they do take sometime to enjoy themselves, we all have to do that other wise we would just go crazy, but it is a lot less then what the average person does. We all want to know how to be successful and how to reach our goals. Well it is very simple, because all we have to do is work as hard as we can and never give up. We just have to be persistent, and keep working until we get there.