Diligence is The Mother of Success
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.
There can’t be any short cut to success. The toll of years, the sweat of your brow, struggle you make, everything counts in achieving the goal. Looking at the biographies of great men, we find that the most of the successful persons whether inventors, artists, scientists, technocrats, sculptures, thinkers, leaders and workers of any kind, owe their success to their indefatigable hard work and dedication. They were the men who achieved their success with dedication, devotion and true hard work. This actually holds that the secret of success consisted in being the master of our subject. Such mastery is attainable through continuous application and study. Those, who work diligently, not only achieve their goals and get success but also remain happy, cheerful and active, which is itself a great reward even if the work does not bring success. Idleness and laziness are worse as if bring jealousy, gloom, frustration, depression which are more degrading than the failure itself.
Excellence is an ever-approaching target one who put his best in pursuit of excellence, he reaches nearer to the goal. Full dedication, a high degree of devotion, cuts the time to half. A glimpse of history tells us that all the successful personalities were determined and devoted fully to achieve whatever they thought or desired.
See the example of Dhirubhai Ambani who put the Reliance group in the fortune 500 companies, started merely with the investment of Rs. 15,000/- and made it a company of Rs. 60,000 crores, looks unimaginable, unbelievable, but it is a fact. The diligence of Mr Ambani, his full dedication and devotion to do something extraordinary, rose him to such unimaginable heights.
Enthusiasm is the best asset of a person, self-determination and hard work could achieve anything. Failure of any kind do not deter them but make them more fierce and dedicated to achieving the goal. Failures are natural happenings, every successful man faced failures of many kinds but they worked with more enthusiasm, more determined zeal, analysed their shortcoming and tried again and got success.
Those who consider themselves born to ill luck, very aptly assume that all their failures and misfortunes are because of their hard luck. They don’t analyse their weaknesses, shortcomings and lack of efforts but lament for their ill fate. Fate is nothing but a creation of an idle fancy, an invention of superstitious brains. A lot of proverbs signify the importance of diligence: No sweat no sweet, God help those, who help themselves; The world is His, who has Patience and Industry, Fortune favours the brave, Perseverance and dedication are the keys to success. These proverbs are tested to time and experience of every day and still bear the force of truth and accuracy.
One should not trifle away the importance of intelligence, along with diligence. Labour and hard work play when applying intelligently and analytically. Just as diligence alone can’t help in obtaining success, in the same way, intelligence alone can’t help in making one successful. It is the result of both diligence and intelligentsia, which makes a man successful. Taking the right decision, at the right time, in the right manner means the intelligentsia and putting hard work to get a goal, undaunted by the problems with positive thinking and iron will means diligence. ‘
No doubt diligence is very compulsory for the success but the intelligent decision is again an important factor that can’t be ignored. We know so many daily wage earners toiling hard day and night to earn their livelihood, can’t be termed as successful, but a person putting little labour and managing the things properly, earning handsomely is a successful man. Thus not only diligence but intelligentsia is also necessary for the success in life.