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Gerry Walsh: “I’ve never worked harder in my life.”
David Brown: “I worked in logistics in the second gulf war, and never thought I would work that hard again. I was wrong.”
Michelle Mone: “The harder you work, the luckier you become.”
These were all quotes from some of the top speakers at CIPS Annual Conference
yesterday. So it appears the old adage of ‘hard work never did anyone any harm’ still holds up.
In fact, if the examples above are anything to go by, it has proven to be very profitable. Gerry Walsh
has just completed what turned to be the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games for a long time; David Brown is hoping to emulate this in two years with the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Michelle Mone has a multi-million pound business and an OBE.
It goes to show that no matter how many exams you take, boxes you tick to and people you schmooze to improve your career prospects, if you aren’t prepared to put in the hard graft then your aspirations might fall flat.
It’s easy to think that those at the top have just been lucky or know the right people, but when you look a little closer their success is mainly down to hard work and persistence.
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