I want to share a beautiful story.
A young girl named Mary had a passion for running. She was a sportsperson and wanted to become an athlete. Her dream was to win a gold medal in the Olympics.
But there was one problem with this girl. Mary often struggled to push herself to her limits. Like many, she would give up too quickly or let distractions hinder her training. This was affecting her confidence negatively.
To overcome this problem, Mary decided to run a marathon. She knew it would be a grueling challenge but was determined to succeed. She trained hard for months, waking up early each morning to run before sunrise.
Finally, the marathon day arrived.
Mary found herself surrounded by other runners. She felt the pounding of her heartbeat. People were going crazy, and the energy was sky-high.
It was a day of excitement and nerves for Mary. She took her place at the starting line and waited for the gun to sound.
And the race began…
She kept a steady pace for the first few miles, but her legs soon ached, and her breath came in short gasps. As Mary approached the halfway point, she felt exhausted. She couldn’t take another step and wanted to give up.
But then, she listened to a voice inside her head urging her to keep going. It was the voice of her late father, who had always been her biggest supporter.
Despite his financial difficulties, Mary’s father always supported her ambitions. She remembered her father’s lessons about hard work and perseverance. She remembered how her father faced all challenges in their lives and came out of it as a winner.
“No, I can’t stop now. I’m going to finish this marathon for my father.” Mary vowed to herself.
She pushed herself hard to keep running, even when every muscle in her body screamed to stop.
Finally, after hours of running, Mary saw the finish line. She collapsed as tears streamed down her face and sweat rolled down her brow.
“Yes, I finished the race. I promise I will never let you down, daddy.” She looked up at the sky and smiled. Her eyes sparkled with happiness.
With an ecstatic face, she returned home.
When Mary looks back on her journey, she realizes that her dedication and determination have carried her through. She had pushed herself to her limits and come out victorious.
Working hard became a habit, and she suppressed all voices that hindered her from working hard.
The moral of the story:
Like Mary, we all face obstacles and setbacks on our journey toward success. However, when we push ourselves beyond our limits and keep going, even when it’s tough, we discover our true potential.
Developing the habit of working hard needs consistent efforts.
Taking small steps each day, setting achievable goals, and rewarding yourself for reaching those goals can help you develop the habit of working hard.