“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

There is nothing that you cannot learn. The question is, are you ready to learn? Everything you say and do now was learned somehow, directly, or indirectly from others. Although it might not be obvious, a lazy person knows how to be lazy from somewhere or someone and somehow approves that being lazy is acceptable. When a lazy person works with a productive person, you might hear something like, “I cannot come and kill myself” because the culture or quality of hard work is missing. Though hard work is not easy, you must imbibe the culture of hard work if you want to succeed. The beautiful thing, though, is that you can learn how to work hard. Hard work will not kill you!

To learn how to work hard, you must first accept that it is crucial to put in some more effort, and you must be able to evaluate the effort you are putting into your work presently. Let’s assume that you just read an article of 500 words to answer questions correctly. If you read 50, 70, or 80 pages, you have not worked hard enough to answer all the questions correctly. If you fail some of the answers, you should agree that you did not put in the required effort, i.e., you did not work hard enough. One way to evaluate yourself is by looking at the kind of result you are getting as a student or in your tasks. The worst thing that can happen to you is not being able to evaluate yourself.  If you are not working hard, you will know. Once you know, you can change and become successful. Evaluate yourself now. Are you working hard enough? 

After sincerely evaluating yourself and seeing that you are not working hard enough, you can then start asking how you can work hard to achieve success. For example, how many more pages of the book do you have to read? How many hours of practice do you need to perfect that song you are learning? How much more effort do you need to develop yourself daily or weekly? Everyone may have a different need depending on their current circumstances. Hey! Do not kill yourself yet! Some of you are already doing well. Keep it up. Once you can determine the answer, please write it down to be committed to it. Mark Batterson once said, “the shortest pencil is longer than the longest memory.” 

You must also be able to identify why you need to work hard. The reason this is important is that not everyone is fighting for success. Some people are comfortable with an average mark. If you are reading this, I believe you are not satisfied with the average. Like Jim Rohn once said, “the stronger the WHY, the easier the HOW.”  If you are fighting to succeed, it becomes easier to find ways and the motivation and energy to achieve your goals. 

Guys let’s get to work as the world is waiting for us to showcase the success that we can achieve through hard work. 

I am looking forward to your comments and questions in the comments section below.





Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of B2SL INITIATIVE, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous Nigeria is a product of successful Nigerians. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.

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  • Omole Eninlaloluwa


    That was great

    The “I can’t come and kill myself caught my attention”

    Thanks for the sir

    • Aruleba martins

      Though, apparently looking at it, hard work is not something easy, but one just hv to do it in order to become great in life

  • Ajilore Daniel

    If I must to succeed, then there is a need for me to evaluate myself concurrently, knowing fully well, what I wanna achieve, the kind of future I want,then I must be steadfast, and doggheaded to it….
    *The stronger the WHY, the easier the HOW*


  • Okino shedrach

    From today’s lesson I learnt that Though hard work is not easy, but one must imbibe the culture of hard work if you want to succeed, and I also learnt that To learn how to work hard, one must first accept that it is crucial to put in some more effort, and you must be able to evaluate the effort you are putting into your work presently and one must work harder to be successful in life

  • @ miss Ajoke

    Cool writer sir…

    It good to be focus and determine in life to be able to achieve a goal.
    Laziness is not the best my friend. Create a time table for yourself to be able to succeed in life.

    Workdone sir.

  • Alli Taiwo Iseoluwa

    Wow! These really boost my energy towards the project am into…”there is nothing you can not learn” definitely there is nothing you can not do, if only you can imbibe the culture of hard work and that will lead to success. Thank you very much sir🙌.

  • Samad Balogun

    This is inspiring
    A Wow for me !!!
    Thank you very much sir , this article truly connects to my soul .

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