Working hard

Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

W. A. Ward

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A simple rule

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

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Put in the work

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Emile Zola

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Take your time

“The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.”

Steven Pressfield

The amateur only works when inspiration strikes. The pro sits down every day and puts in steady work. The key is steady. Not irregular or extreme.

But spending the right amount of time on the right tasks needs planning which is nicely explained in this article on time blocking.

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Good, better, best

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

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Hard work

Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

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The beginning of work

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato

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