Monday, September 5, 2011


Michelangelo was a genius. He was a philosopher, artist, sculptor, and musician. The secret of his achievements, however, was not brilliance, but hard work. He said, "If people knew how hard I have to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful to them."

Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." We think high achievers get there because they are prodigies, naturals. That's an insult.

The professional athletes we see on television who make it look so easy work at it long hours every day, twelve months a year.

The professional musicians who make it look so easy work at their craft several hours each day.

So, if you want to be successful, do the work.

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