I’ve always been a hard worker – right down to my name (Amelia), which actually means “the hardworking” in Teutonic.
Working hard is what I watched my parents do growing up, and it’s that work ethic that they instilled in my brother and I from a young age. We didn’t just get given that new gadget or clothes we wanted, we had to earn it – usually through helping out around the house.
I carried that work ethic through high school, my university degree and then into full-time work. I knew that if I worked hard at study, at doing extra hours at work experience and then putting my hand up for extra shifts and going out on assignments I normally wouldn’t, that it would pay off.
Hard work has got me to where I am today. I work hard in all parts in my life to make sure that I can maximise the opportunity to get to where I want to be – whether that be in my professional life or down to my workouts in the gym. I believe hard work and success go hand in hand.
Working hard is one of those things that you don’t see the instant benefits. In a world where we have access to everything at our fingertips, waiting for the hard work to pay off is a concept we’re not always used to.
So, it got me thinking, how do I keep myself motivated to keep going and to be patient and have the belief that all the work I’ve been putting in, will ultimately pay off? I surround myself with other hard working, successful people.
My fiancé works incredibly hard to grow his company with his business partners, to help set us up for the future and to make sure that we don’t have to go without, on a day-to-day basis and then when we have time to relax and enjoy ourselves.
My best friends are hard workers – extending themselves to get the job they want, working long hours and being rewarded for it in the long run. They are highly successful and motivated to do what they have to do, to get the job done.
My workout buddies are hard workers – inside and outside of the gym. I see them push themselves to the limit every session. When they do a challenge, they get incredible results, because they know they have to be disciplined and work hard for it. And outside the gym, they’re incredibly successful people too.
This post, is a reminder that if you’re not seeing the results from all that hard work you’re putting in right now, don’t stress and doubt yourself. If you’re putting in the hard yards, it’s going to come back to you. Most likely, better than you can imagine. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself, give yourself a break and remember that you are amazing and the right people will notice that.
Good things always come to those who work their assess off. The satisfaction of upping the weights in the gym, buying that handbag you’ve saved up for, or upgrading that hotel room in your favourite city, is all worth it.
I always prefer to earn what I get, because it always makes me appreciate it more.
What do you think? What has hard work helped you achieve? Comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org