Through observation, I have realized that every person has their own definition of what hard work is. If someone asked me to describe what hard work was, I would have to say that it’s the daily dedicated effort put into completing a task/goal. Hard work is wanting something and then constantly pushing through any obstacles to obtain that end wanted result. Ultimately, hard work is about not giving up until you get what you want no matter how many people tell you no or that you can’t do it.
Personally, I have had to push through a lot of different hard situations to get to the place where I am today. Growing up, my family did not have much, we had to worry about where we would live and the next time we would have a meal to eat. I knew that the only way to get out of this position and to do better for myself was to work hard. So far, my hard work is paying off and it’s helping me get closer to the position of where I do not have to work a 9 to 5 job and I do not have to think about if I will get fired. I wake up every day telling myself that this hard work that I put in will and is paying off. Performing comedy is my dream, it’s what I work so hard for and in my mind there is no room for failure. One goal of mine is to make anybody who told me that my hard work is nothing but chasing an unreachable dumb dream to eat their own words.
Anyone who is fighting this battle with trying to deal with negative comments, I want to tell you to use these negative comments for inspiration and to help you push forward. Be more than what people expect you to be and you can do this by putting in the work, the proof is in the pudding (ex. millionaires and me of course). Hard work should be the words you mumble when you feel you are starting to fail or you feel stagnant. I know the feeling of not feeling like your moving forward, but hard work always has its rewards if you stick to it.
Many people work hard because they want a better life than what they had. Others work hard to get what they want and deserve. I work hard for both reasons, I want to provide what I did not have for my future family and I want my comedy career to constantly prosper. I know everyone has their own meaning of hard work, but in order to really get where you want to be, I know hard work meaning, a constant commitment to carrying out a task or goal, can help get you there. Thank you for reading, you all let me know that my hard work is paying off.