Sunday, 10 June 2012

We Work For Things To Work

Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian Polymath once exclaimed, “Oh God you sell us everything for the price of an effort!” Labour: the exertion of the faculties of the body or mind is the platform through which results required to maximize life are delivered. It is by doing that we accomplish, acquire, become and attain. Potentials no matter how great, visions no matter how potent and knowledge no matter how inspirational, will not translate into great destinies without appropriate actions. In the words of Arthur Brisbane, “The commonest form, one of the most neglected, and the safest opportunity for the average man to seize is hardwork.” 
Through labour, potentials are turned into success, dreams are fulfilled, needs are met and goals become accomplished. Without working, dreams remain what they are, just dreams. Thomas Huxleny captured this essence when he said, “Some men dream of great accomplishments while others stay awake and do them.” 
There are things you must necessarily do and be doing in order to actualize the purposes congruent to making the most of life. For a starter, people don’t win battles they don’t fight; they don’t pass exams they don’t sit for or triumph in competitions they do not participate in. You conquer only the problems you confront. You actualize only the dreams you pursue. In life, nothing ventured, nothing gained. You work in other for things to work. 
You won’t get the result you want by wishing for it, you would get it by working for it. You may work and not get desired results but never would you get desired results without you working. You don’t walk to the top you work to the top. You won’t get what you want unless you give it what it takes. And if there is anything it takes, it takes hardwork. “He who labours diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labour.” (Menander of Athens)

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Adetokunbo said...

absolutely the truth, but the main issue here is working at it even at the face of lack and challenges occasioned by the environment eroded by twin problem of corruption and rush for quick money/wealth

Ayo Adebamowo said...

You are right to point out the challenges associated with working under a tough environment. Nonetheless it's worth reiterating there is really no resistance-free destiny. I believe there are oppositions common to all success contenders everywhere; the important thing therefore is to maintain a positive attitude knowing that in the same environment some are held back, others are experiencing legitimate progress.