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Here are some inspiring stories about hard work.
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DONT TAKE PARENTS FOR GRANTED One day my dad came home from work really tired. I didn’t know he was tired so I asked him if he can help me train. He told me he was tired and that he didn’t want to train me. I insisted for him to help me but then I remembered something. His work it is very difficult. That reminded me of the time when I...
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TRY YOUR BEST One day in school, I didn't do my best because I knew I could do better and my teacher knew it too. She told me I could do much better. The next day I tried a lot harder and it turned out to be great. The feeling of working hard and doing your best is really rewarding. Hard work really does pay off in the long run.
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GROWING UP WITH HARRY; STORIES OF CHARACTER During the week, Harry was a lawyer, and he would advise his clients on how best to take care of their families. He was well respected as a lawyer because he cared deeply about his clients. His father and his grandfather had done the same work, and he was a member of the same law firm: Lord, Day & Lord. I...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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HARD WORK QUOTATIONS
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“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.”

Vince Lombardi

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs

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“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

Thomas Jefferson

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“There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”

Calvin Coolidge

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“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“When you live for a strong purpose, hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.”

Steve Pavlina

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“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”

Thomas Edison

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“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. ”

Derek Jeter

20170830 wednesday quote
“If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.”

Stephen G. Weinbaum

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“The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

John Ruskin

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“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”

Sam Ewing

20190403 wednesday quote
“Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”

Dwayne Johnson

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'hard work'.
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Frederick W Frederick is my father. At age 16 he lied about his age to join the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was the engineer on the PBM amphibian plane. After the war he came home and he did what he could to get a job. With a standard of honesty and hard work my father worked until he retired at 68 years old....
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Philip R The person I look up to is Philip Rivers. He is a good role model for several different reasons. Philip is an honest man. He is also very hard working. He didn't always live a wealthy life. Philip Rivers loves the sport of football. To most people football is a job, but not to Rivers. Billy Volek once asked...
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Estela E She's always my hero and our (family's) hero. She dedicates her life in helping all of us here in the Philippines. Its more than 20 years, she's working in another countries just to feed us. She was able to help us in many ways; basic needs, education, social protection and everything. And on here 5oth...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Rajesh kumar from Amritsar OCTOBER 23, 2017
Superb I like it

Bucky from Texas OCTOBER 13, 2016
Hard work is healthy for our body´s and can save you.

breanna AUGUST 25, 2015
hard work is worth the effort of a life time

Anna Hart from California SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
hard work + impossible = Im_possible

Ganny Gonsalves from Geneva,SWITZERLAND SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
HARD WORK IN SMART WAY MAKES MAN PERFECT FOR SUCCESS.

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