Most of us grew up hearing that hard work is the key to success. While it’s hard to be a success without working hard, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll accomplish your goals.

Believing that success comes from diligence and effort alone is misleading, and it sets us up for disappointment. There are many other external factors that impact our desired outcomes. 

But instead of letting this reality disempower us, we can use it to our advantage. If you find yourself demotivated and drained out because your hard work is not paying off, you’ll find solace and strength in the five tips I’ve outlined in this episode.