Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian Polymath once exclaimed,
“Oh God you sell us everything for the price of an effort!”
Labour: the exertion of the faculties of the body or mind is the
platform through which results required to maximize life are delivered. It is by
doing that we accomplish, acquire, become and attain
. Potentials no matter how
great, visions no matter how potent and knowledge no matter how inspirational,
will not translate into great destinies without
appropriate actions. In
the words of Arthur Brisbane, “The commonest form, one of the most
neglected, and the safest opportunity for the average man to seize is hardwork.” 
Through labour,
potentials are turned into success, dreams are fulfilled, needs are met and
goals become accomplished. Without working, dreams remain what they are, just
. Thomas Huxleny captured this essence when he said, “Some men dream of
great accomplishments while others stay awake and do them.” 
There are things
you must necessarily do and be doing in order to actualize the purposes
congruent to making the most of life. For a starter, people don’t win battles
they don’t fight; they don’t pass exams they don’t sit for or triumph in
competitions they do not participate in. You conquer only the problems you
confront. You actualize only the dreams you pursue. In life, nothing ventured,
nothing gained. You work in other for things to work. 
You won’t get the result
you want by wishing for it, you would get it by working for it. You may work
and not get desired results but never would you get desired results without you
. You don’t walk to the top you work to the top. You won’t get what you
want unless you give it what it takes. And if there is anything it takes, it
takes hardwork. “He who labours diligently need never despair;
for all things are accomplished by diligence and labour.” (Menander of Athens)

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Written by : Ayo Adebamowo


About the Facilitator – Ayo Adebamowo Ayo Adebamowo is an Author, Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur. He is the founder of MyMedicalBank, a health technology company promoting digital access to healthcare through creating innovative digital solutions.

A Nigerian-British national, Ayo has been named as one of the 70 Most Outstanding Healthcare Professionals in the United Kingdom.

Having started and run various businesses himself in healthcare, technology, agriculture and publishing, Ayo very much understands from a practical point of view the pains, struggles and mistakes aspiring and established business owners often make that delay their success. He therefore brings his wealth of experience coupled with years of experience and research to help other entrepreneurs succeed in their journey.

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