50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 24 Work by Michael George Knight

Chapter 24: Work


Work can be defined as an activity that exerts physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result. Many of us only work on our day time jobs and don’t work on our dreams. Working at your job makes you a living but working on your dreams makes you a success in your own right, because manifesting your dreams into reality is the hardest work you will do. Work harder on yourself and your dreams than you do on your job and you guarantee success. Go to work on your mind, your thoughts, your body, your goals, your relationships, your habits, your strengths and your weaknesses.


You have certain strengths, talents and gifts that you should be devoting time to sharpen and improve. Get clear on your strengths, talents and gifts. Dedicate your life to becoming the best version of yourself you possibly can be. Work on your passions, get up early, stay up late, and put in the extra hours into work. As Elon Musk said “Work like hell. If you put in 80 to 100 hours a week, every week, you will achieve in 4 months what it takes others a year to achieve.” Demand more from yourself. Put in the work. It’s the only obstacle between your dream in your head to your dream in your hand.



By know you should know what your number one dream is and have clear written goals defined and have broken them up into the action steps to take. Now the having the plan and working the plan are two different things. To take action requires work and to really get the best results in the shortest amount of time requires hard consistent work, just like a gym workout. You can either take your time and stroll through a workout or go in there hard and fast and get it done. Treat your days like a workout, when its time to do the necessary work and get the results you are after, dig your hells in like you are in the gym. Count the reps, lift the weight, do the sets and exercises and go hard, then rest. Work hard on yourself every day and keep kicking the ball alittle every day down the road to success.



Your major work in life shouldn’t have an end date. It should be your life’s work and craft, what you do and who you are. If you worked hard for the next 30 years on yourself, your goals, your passions, your skills and your strengths. What type of person will you be and how much positive change will you have affected on people and the world? Who are you working hard for? Who will be benefiting from you bettering yourself? What’s the motivate for you to work hard for the next 30 years?


Gary Vaynerchuk say’s, ‘Macro Patience, Micro Speed’. Think long term and have patience but work your butt off everyday. Having a long term perspective and an intense focus on present actions is the formula for success. Life is trek of self-discovery with detours and roadblocks on the way to a destination of your imagination. Think of imagined future days in 30 years time and work like hell to make it happen to make your dreams come true. The old saying that it takes 10,000 hours of hardwork to make an overnight success is true. Turn your dreams into plans, plans into actions, actions into work and work everyday.



  • All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization. (Calvin Coolidge)
  • Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. (Dwayne Johnson)
  • Be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you will put yourself in a position to be successful. (Stephen Curry)
  • Before you begin work, always ask yourself, is this task in the top 20% of my activities or in the bottom 80%. (Brian Tracy)
  • Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation. (Eric Butterworth)
  • Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. (Thomas A. Edison)
  • Blessed is he who has found his work. (Thomas Carlyle)
  • Change your attitude about your job from something you got to do to something you get to do and there will be a big difference in your performance. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. (Confucius)
  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success (Henry Ford)
  • Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. (Dale Carnegie)
  • Do your work. Not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing sake – that little more is worth all the rest. (Dean Briggs)
  • Don’t just let your business or your job make something for you; let it make something of you. (Jim Rohn)
  • Everything we do is preceded by an image. We think first in order to form an image, then we do the work. (Bob Proctor)
  • God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius. (Anna Povlova)
  • Hard work alone will not bring success. The world is filled with people who have worked hard but have little to show for it. Something more than hard work is necessary: it is creative thinking and firm belief in your ability to execute your ideas. The successful people in history have succeeded through their thinking. Their hands were merely helpers to their brains. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Hard work beats talent, combine the two and the world will know your name! (Grant Cardone)
  • He profits most who serves best. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Hustle isn’t about working smarter instead of harder. It’s about doing both. Hustlers are better and badder. They take their place in this world, they don’t wait or hope or pray for it to come or for someone to hand it to them. (Lewis Howes)
  • I think the person who takes a job in order to live that is to say, for the money has turned himself into a slave. (Joseph Campbell)
  • I used to work and train harder than anyone. I was ferocious with my training and it paid off. (Mike Tyson)
  • If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all. (Michelangelo)
  • If you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest hardest, and most important task first. Discipline yourself to begin immediately and then to persist until the task is complete before you go on to something else. (Brian Tracy)
  • If you’re looking for a formula for greatness, the closest we’ll ever get, I think, is this: consistency driven by a deep love of the work. (Maria Popova)
  • Learn to work harder on yourself than your job. (Jim Rohn)
  • Man was born to work hard. (Dr. Michael DeBakey)
  • My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future. (Jim Rohn)
  • Never, in the history of the world, has there been such an abundant opportunity as there is now for the person who is willing to serve before trying to collect. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Nothing is ever accomplished without work. If I leave you nothing else but the will to work, I will have left you the priceless gift: the joy of work. (W. Clement Stone)
  • One of the secrets of job satisfaction is being able to see beyond the routine. It is knowing that your work is leading somewhere. (W. Clement Stone)
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas A. Edison)
  • Out work, out improve, out last and you’ll beat the competition. (Patrick Bet-David)
  • Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. (Aristotle)
  • Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. (Pythagoras)
  • Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. (N. Eldon Tanner)
  • Some days are harder than others to get up early and grind, but I’d much rather suffer a little today than struggle the rest of my life. (Eric Thomas)
  • Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. (Stephen King)
  • The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that gets the loose ball. (Will Smith)
  • The harder I work, the luckier I get. (Samuel Goldwyn)
  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. (Vince Lombardi)
  • The hustle takes action. It requires getting over yourself and how you look. It can be a beautiful journey if you give yourself permission to hustle like a maniac because what else are you here to do other than make the most of what you can be? (Lewis Howes)
  • The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. (Richard Bach)
  • The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. (Vince Lombardi)
  • The only way to gain a sustainable advantage in your endeavors for success is by hard work and good, accurate judgment. (Jack Welch)
  • The soil says, don’t bring me your need, bring me your seed. (Jim Rohn)
  • The work is the variable of success. (Gary Vaynerchuk)
  • There are no lazy men, what may appear to be a lazy man is only an unfortunate person who has not found the work for which he is best suited. (Napoleon Hill)
  • There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed. (Conor McGregor)
  • Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • This is the real secret of life to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. (Alan Watts)
  • To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. (Pearl S. Buck)
  • Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves. (Tony Gaskins)
  • We are not born to struggle through life. We are meant to work in ways that suit us, drawing on our natural talents and abilities as a way to express ourselves and contribute to others. (Marsha Sinetra)
  • We work to become, not to acquire. (Elbert Hubbard)
  • Where you start in the marketplace is not where you have to stay. (Jim Rohn)
  • Work hard in silence; let success make the noise. (Unknown)
  • Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. (Pablo Picasso)
  • Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind. (Thomas Carlyle)
  • Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you. (Mark Cuban)
  • Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice and need. (Voltaire)
  • Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. (Unknown)
  • You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for. (Unknown)
  • Your career is what you are paid for; your calling is what you are made for. (Zig Ziglar)


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