Working hard is the first stage. Working smart is the last.
We don't admire someone else's success. What we admire is their hard work. Your success will fuel envy in others, but your hard work will inspire them. If you want to be loved by everyone even after becoming successful, don't boast your success, but exemplify your hard work. Only those who help others are helped …
The only way to keep moving forward is to think all success and failure is temporary. One should neither become disillusioned by their victory nor crushed by their defeat.
To rule you don't need to conquer, you need to become a part of the system. You can't lead by standing on the top, but only by walking together with your team.
When people start losing, they wanna start over again, with a clean slate. What they don't realize that the effort they have put so far is not futile. Although you failed, you learned too. You learned what not to do in order to understand what should be done. Don't clean your slate. Fill it with …
It's a good thing if people underestimate you. It drives you to rise higher.
Unless you push yourself to be busy you won't realize how much work you can get done.
There's no such thing such as 100% benefit. You're hurt or you work in one way or the other way.
Comparison is a way to feel the pressure to accomplish more, because it steals your joy. And as we all know how much any living thing especially us humans, love to strive towards balance and happiness.
The more you prepare to become the best, the less you need to prepare for the worst case scenario.