Hard Work

“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the secrets of success that unsuccessful people don’t comprehend is that even with immense natural talent, the differentiator is hard work.



Showing up every day and busting your hump.

Doing the things that need to be done, over and over and over again to not only improve but to understand, to innovate, and then to produce results again and again.

Something like 90% of what anyone produces is forgettable and hopefully forgotten.  90% of what remains competes with all the other output from others.  1% remains. 

But if you work like a scared beginner even multiple decades after you succeed, if you maintain that activity, what you continue to create will be memorable.  This is what industriousness does over time.