I know I keep rambling about dreams, goals, path and passion, without which we wouldn’t be anywhere. One can work hard, but without dreams that person would get no where because he/she wouldn’t know where to get.
“You’ll never reach a destination if you haven’t set it first.” – Me
Okay, we established we need dreams so we can work upon them; otherwise, we work for other people’s dreams. Also, working hard, by itself, cannot get us anywhere if we don’t know where we want to go. Sure, we’ll get skills and maybe we’ll make some money along the way, but is that enough to be fulfilled?
Honestly, I think the two are connected and required for creating a path. The dream is the one that gets you out of bed in the morning, whilst the work is what pushes you further. The dream gets you through the day, whilst the work is what makes that day productive. The dream gives you ideas and the work makes them real. The two are as connected as salt and pepper. By the way, have you ever bought only a salt recipient or a pepper one? I haven’t, because they come in pairs.
So yeah, hard work is required to get somewhere, but only with a dream, that somewhere becomes there (of course, unless your goal and dream is to work hard). If you don’t have a dream, don’t worry. Think about what you enjoy doing and work hard on that. Opportunities can arise from the most unexpected places.
How does hard work look like for you (btw, you can work hard as being the best parent; it’s not necessarily related to career)?