Effort & patience [Archives:2006/937/Community]

April 13 2006

By: Syed Rehan Ali
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I truly believe that effort and patience can make a man fortunate because with hard work and devotion one can attain success in life. This world is not the world of dreams; we should be practical and should face the reality of this world. To gain something, effort and devotion are the two main ingredients. To quote Jesse Owens “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline and effort.”

In this world nothing is as easy as a pie to eat. We have to put into our efforts and take pains to gain something! To be something! Nothing gets done on its own. We have to put in our effort and hard work, only then will the results be positive. Paul J. Meyer said “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.”

The soldiers of countries put in all their efforts to fight with the enemies and save their countries from enemy aggression. Soldiers made this effort so that the citizens of their country can enjoy freedom. A mountaineer wants to climb a mountain; he will slowly and patiently make an effort to climb it.

There may come a moment when he will think that it is impossible but a little more persistence, a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure can turn into glorious success!

Wait! Not only will our hard work and devotion make us reach the sky but also the ability to endure delay – that is patience. Patience is also a very important ingredient in becoming successful. Benjamin Disraeli has said, “Patience is a necessary ingredient of a genius.” With patience and effort you can achieve all the luxuries of life. The unreachable thing becomes reachable, the unattainable becomes attainable and the unavailable becomes available.

Take for example a hen. The hen waits for the eggs to hatch and the chick to come out. It has the patience to wait. Had the hen not waited for the eggs to crack and instead would have smash them just to get the chick. The eggs would have spoiled and all of her efforts would have been for nothing! Benjamin Franklin said “He that has patience can have whatever he wills.”

I'd like to say that in the end, with effort and patience, anyone can make his fortune. Effort and patience is the secret of winning everything in life.