Oftentimes, we are told that if we want to become a millionaire, we have to work hard and persevere.
Although hard work is instrumental in helping us chart our professional paths and taking us to places in life; however, is hard work all there is needed to help us reach the end goal, whatever it may be?
I came across a quote the other day, which is “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.” It was by George Monbiot, a British writer and political activist.
To accomplish anything in life, we know that we all have to work hard. That being said, in my opinion, our success of any kind is not solely influenced by how hard we work. Our chances of becoming a success also depend on so many other factors, such as benevolence and trust of others; family upbringing and social connection; as well as some of those inexplicable and serendipitous instances, that are way beyond our control.
It is wonderful to be inspired by uplifting words. That being said, we also need to discern reality, which comes with its set limits, from illusion so that we won’t be disappointed by an unrealizable fantasy.