Diligence is the mother of good luck

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Published: 12th May 2009
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All the great heights reached by human beings are merely thanks to their firm belief in his abilities, inquisitiveness, curiosity, constant effort and perseverance. In fact, life is action not contemplation. Man's worth is only determined by his actions. Mere brooding, lofty words and hollow promises won't serve the purpose. Blaming ill-luck or bad luck for one's own shortcomings and personal misfortunes, resulting failure is indeed baseless and unjustified.

Cursing our fate or luck for our failure to get our desired goals is a kind of face saving or lame excuses. Fate itself is not the whole factor that makes or mars our life. Furthermore, we are the architect of our own fate. Hard work and only hard work determines our success. It is a universal truth. There is no other secret of success. The proverbs like "No pains, no gains", No sweat, no sweet.", "Work and thou shalt have", "It is better to bear out than rust out," " God helps those who help themselves," speak volumes of the significance of labor and embody the hoarded experience of many generations, as the best means of thriving in this world.

It is worth-mentioning that the more we work hard, the more luck we have. By sheer hard work, we can make luck favour us more and more. The harmonious blend of both will always bring astonishing results for us in the long run. Dr. Johnson once said, "All the complaints which are made of the world are unjust; I never know a man of merit and diligence neglected; it was by his own fault that he failed of success." How true it is! No meritorious and hardworking man remains unsatisfied and unrewarded. The Holy Quran says, "Man gets what he strives for".

An interesting anecdote goes, "One day, a scholar, hearing that God has promised for sustenance, went to jungle and sat under tree. He wanted to see how sustenance from God comes to him without hard work. He sat there for two days with no sign of anyone coming to him. He felt the pangs of hunger to the great extent. On third day, He found a person having a big plate on his hand and looking for something. The learned man started coughing just to draw his attention towards him. The person came to him and gave him food. The scholar reached the conclusion, "Sustenance from God does come but you have to cough for it".

To conclude, diligent, hardworking, dedicated, sincere, committed and devoted people are bound to succeed sooner or later. What we need to inculcate in our minds is that hard work is the name of the game. It never goes in vain. It increases you luck as well.

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