“Hard work” means work that is challenging. Both “hard work” and “working hard” (i.e. putting in the time required to get the job done) are required for success.
If you want to reach a goal you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. Visualizing what you want to achieve is one of the most powerful things you can do. It helps you to actually make it happen. Successive people focuses on achieving the result they want. They see it happening.
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.
It is said that “Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win.” A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Does challenging work necessarily have to be painful? No, of course not. In fact, a major key to success is to learn to enjoy challenging work AND to enjoy working hard at it. Because challenging work, when intelligently chosen, pays off. That’s why people say- there’s no shortcut to success.