July 23rd, 2013
Even though you are not a native speaker and you have possibly never heard this term, I’m guessing you can guess what an honest effort means.
An honest effort, is when you actually try your best at something. Only YOU know when you are trying your best, so only YOU know if you are putting in an honest effort.
When I was a young kid, my parents, teachers, and coaches were always telling us how important it is to try our best at whatever we do. I’ll have to admit, I never realized how truly important this was until pretty recently. I believe that part of the reason was that I was afraid to believe this. I didn’t want it to be true. For me personally, I almost fantasize about a successful and happy life without needing to put in a full effort. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want or expect success with no effort. I guess it’s just that I hoped that hard work wasn’t so important for success. I somehow wish that intelligence and great ideas were more important than they are.
I kind of hoped that hard work was something that was just for the “stupid” or the “average” people. I wanted to be more creative, more thoughtful, and attain success from simply having better ideas than the ideas of the typical “hard workers”.
But the truth is that when I think about all the people I know in my own life who are successful at anything, hard and consistent work is almost always the biggest reason. The most successful people I know are not the smartest people, and they aren’t the most talented either. But they are the hardest working people. Even if their ideas and plans aren’t that amazing, they end up succeeding at almost anything they do because they keep working hard no matter what the situation looks like, and they never give up. If their first plan doesn’t work, they try something else and work even harder.
This is true for people who are successful in business, in relationships, in learning a new language, in fitness, in pretty much anything. Hard work is insanely important for success. You can make all the excuses you want, and many of your excuses might even make sense, but the real truth is pretty simple; if you want more success in your life, then you need to work harder than you are now.
This blog is supposed to be a little “kick in the pants” for anyone reading this. It’s a wake up call. I know you’d like to improve many areas of your life, and your English level is just one of them; and it’s a very important one too. Even if you already know a lot of what I’m saying, I just hope this wakes you up a little bit. You need to study harder. You need to be more consistent with your studying. You know that you need to improve your English, and I hope this blog helps you realize that you shouldn’t waste even one more day procrastinating and making excuses. Life is short, and we have no time to waste.
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Love to hear your thoughts and comments as usual Did this post help motivate you to get off your butt and start working harder?