I am convinced that hard works pays off. I have seen some people become successful based solely on their natural talent, or a gift from others- but it doesn’t last. First, the most rewarding part of the success journey is “the struggle”. I have learned most of life’s lessons during the tough times when I have struggled towards achieving a goal. Second, if something is handed to me, it doesn’t mean as much to me as the things I have earned. Nobody can take these victories away from me. Lastly, natural talent only gets you so far. I do not have much natural ability in many things, so I have tried to make up the difference by working harder and smarter than the other guy. To date, this approach has worked well for me, and I believe will make all the difference for me in the long run.
Proverbs 6: 6-8: 6 Take a lesson from the ant, you who love leisure and ease. Observe how it works, and dare to be just as wise.
7 It has no boss, no one laying down the law or telling it what to do,
8 Yet it gathers its food through summer
and takes what it needs from the harvest