Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thankful Day Eleven

Today, I am thankful for...

I am so glad I know the value of hard work and what it means to work hard.  Hard work is something that challenges and pushes you. 

Lots of people will do what is easiest and avoid hard work.  The superficial opportunities in life will be sought after by many, many people.  The tougher challenges will have less competition but a lot more opportunity and gains.  When you are challenged, you will see great rewards for your hard work.  If you avoid hard work, you avoid doing what it takes to be successful.  You will reach a higher level when you stop avoiding and fear hard work.  You must be willing to work hard for what you want, it doesn't just fall into your lap. 

You build your character by working hard.  You make mistakes, learn from them and move forward.  I read somewhere about what makes you embrace hard work and the answer was purpose.  It went on to say that if you are living with purpose, hard work is not an issue.  You know where you want to be and you have the determination to get there, and a little hard work doesn't deter you.  If you have no purpose, you avoid hard work because it doesn't matter what you are doing so why would you work hard. 

Purpose is the why and hard work is the how.

Today, I am thankful for hard work.
Goal: To work hard each make and make my purpose known to everyone.