• Dr. Leah Fortson

Success Requires Hard Work

Updated: May 25, 2019


There's an old adage that simply says, "anything worth having requires hard work." For many of us, it is not the "work" that discourages us, it is the disappointment that comes from working really hard and not seeing the results we hoped for. Whether you're working to overcome unhealthy habits or working in pursuit of success or life satisfaction, everyday you decide to get up and put in work you are taking a step towards your expected outcome. No one goes from zero to one hundred in a day. No one goes from ten to twenty over night, but there are numbers, markers, and steps in between. However small they may be or insignificant they may feel, I challenge you today to acknowledge the steps, the markers, and the numbers in between your tens and your hundreds. Celebrate your one as if it was ten! Keep working! Keep building! Keep grinding!

So here's my prayer for you today: May your hope in a future that has not yet come inspire your work, increase your effort, and maintain your expectation.

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