The friend who quit trying after failing once.
The colleague who gave up because they were tired of being tired.
The super successful people in school whom we’ve forgotten

We don’t remember any one of them anymore.

Because we don’t remember people by what they have achieved, we remember people by their relentless hard work.
We don’t remember people for their past, we remember them for what their present actions are.
We don’t remember people for failing, we remember them for not giving up after failing.

The best thing about hard work is it equally works hard for us.