I was working for a large engineering company that built mega-projects. A manager confided in me at the networking session after my speech. “There are two types of people that I will hire for my project teams,” he said. “Athletes and farmers. They know how to work hard and they push when the going gets tough.”
Hard work is a fundamental ingredient that makes basketball teams win, dairy farms win, engineering firms win and political campaigns win. Are you willing to put in the years of effort required for success? Will you stay strong when the going gets tough?