Everyone thinks that success is bestowed upon you somehow—by the blog fairy, Oprah, a cabal of literary gatekeepers, or some other mysterious group. Who knows? Maybe sometimes it is. Nice work if you can get it.
If you can’t, you have another option: work your ass off. Hard work is a scientifically proven path to success.
If you put your heart and soul into something, you can achieve great things.
This is a great reminder. Don’t assume that success just comes to people. Way more often than not, the people who succeed worked very hard to be where they are. And yes, you can do it too. You have to put it that hard work. That is the sure path to success.