There is plenty of room at the top but there is no room to sit down. There is no shortcut to success. Consistent labour leads to success.

  • N. Webster worked continuously for 30 years on compilation of the first English Dictionary in the world.
  • John Wancraft worked continuously for 23 years and wrote History of America.
  • Gibbon worked continuously for 20 years on the book “Fall of Roman Empire”.
  • James Watt worked continuously for 20 years on invention of Steam Engine.
  • George Stephans worked continuously for 15 years on improvement of Rail Engine.
  • William Harvey studied continuously for 8 years on the blood circulation system.
  • Victor Hugo did not change his clothes till the completion of his famous novel “Notre Dam the Paris”.
  • Alexander Duma wrote every day for 18 hours for 40 years.
  • Muhammad Gazni invaded India for 17 times till he got success.
  • Tolstoy wrote “War and Peace” 80 times before giving it for publication.
  • Vivekanand slept for only two hours a day during his Sadhana period.
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan read for 18 hours daily, when he was in U.S.S.R.
  • Mrs. Indira Gandhi delivered 64 speeches in a day during 1980 Election. She did not get time for snacks.
  • Harry Tauder a Scottish comedian practised one song for 10,000 times.

    Ask yourself : how much effort are you putting in ?


    9 responses to this post.

    1. Great article. Motivating.
      Of course, we have to check feedback to make sure we are moving in the right direction.


    2. Now Iam putting Hard effort.


    3. these articles really helps u being motivated..keep writing such good articles


    4. Posted by harvinder pal singh on January 8, 2010 at 6:54 am

      realy great i never worked so hard


    5. Posted by harvinder pal singh on January 8, 2010 at 6:56 am

      this is the real root of success


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    7. Posted by Nitin Singhal on January 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Really nice and motivating article


    8. Muhammad Gazni was an asshole


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