"The best prize life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt.
Motivation is fantastic and goals are great, but nothing happens until hard work is added. If something is worth achieving, it's worth an all-out effort. The good things in life come to us the result of time, energy, sacrifice, and even the risk of failure. So success requires a certain amount of toughness. It comes to people who aren't afraid of a challenge and some good, old-fashioned hard work. If we want our dreams to come true, it has to be a part of the formula.
But the thing about hard work is that it does more than make our dreams come true. It even has other rewards and benefits.
1. Hard work helps us to realize our potential.
2. Hard work helps us face up to life.
3. Hard work makes us feel good.
4. Hard work builds character.
5. Hard work earns the respect of others.
6. Hard work earns self-respect.
7. Hard work adds meaning.
8. Hard work becomes habit.
9. Hard work gets the best results.
10. Hard work is healthy.
The killing of Osama bin Laden is the culmination of years of HARD WORK by military, intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomatic professionals -- thousands upon thousands of hours of arduous physical and mental labor. It is not their only achievement, of course, but in symbolic terms, it is surely one of the most satisfying.