“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.” Andre Gide
The best ideas take hard work. That is why passion for an idea, concept, etc is so critical for it is the energy which fuels the work. To be passionate about an idea means you will have:
The drive to make it happen.
The drive to engage others in the process.
The drive to keep with it when others keep pointing out all the hard work and problems there are with your idea.
In the movie “The Field of Dreams” there is a quote “If you build it they will come”. What the movie infers but never says “you have to build it and market it” for others to come. Watch it again with new eyes.
The passion and drive to see something come to life takes work. The self development and growth you will experience is exponential. You will be changed, you will grow and you will be ripe for the next opportunity.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
Finally, the truth is opportunity becomes reality through hard work and focusing on what needs to be done to make it happen. That labor may be doing things you don’t want to do and yet you need to do. To accept this early on unleashes the unimaginable strength of the leader.
“There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.” Michael Dell
Now the secret is out between average and extraordinary… it is hard work.