If you talk to most people that are older than you, almost every one of them will have some piece of advice on work ethic. At some point in time in your life, you have heard that there is no substitute for hard work. There is a joke that millennial do not know the value of work, and you can see this reflected in several satirical pieces all over the internet. The reason this is funny, to older generations, is because they all worked hard to accomplish everything that they have in life. For some reason, some people think that things will go their way by fate or chance. However, the only thing that has been proven is that by doing hard work you will get results.
Sure, you could find that sometimes things work out your way on their own, but that is generally by chance. The only way that you can guarantee yourself results is by putting in the work. Decide what you want to achieve, and then you can get to work making it happen. Now that you know hard work is the only thing that you can really depend on, you can take the steps necessary to reach your goals.