I don't know how often I heard from people saying that you have to work hard. The things they constantly claimed to me had been: When you work hard, everything will work out okay. This thinking is still pretty mainstream. Even today, I pick up this particular word through a lot of people, such as my friends, co-workers and even my bosses.

Nevertheless, many individuals are lost his or her jobs and most of their retirement saving because of past financial meltdown in spite of the fact that they work very hard. It seems that it's not really working. Regardless that there are numerous cases that this method is simply not working, lots of people are still cling to this mantra.

This surely does not even mean that you'll be able to be successful without working hard. Success uses hard work. Rather, you have to question "What are you working for". Without right long term aim of your goal, your hard work are going to be entirely wasted. Keep asking this question at some point results in final conclusion of what you must concentrate right now in order to attain your goal.

Most individuals I met without doubt worked hard yet these are working hard without any long-term target in mind besides making their own living. Therefore, outcome their effort is always the same; they cannot get ahead in their life.

Conversely, successful individuals I've met often are thinking ahead. They are continuously asking themselves this question: What should they do right this moment to obtain what they want. Quite simply, successful people have very clear target and know specifically what they need to be doing to get their dreams.

Once more, success without doubt requires hard work but without clear focus, you may be wasting your time. When someone said to you that "if you work hard, then everything is alright". You must ask yourself "what you are working hard for". Crystal clear focus is essential to be successful.

Author's Bio: 

Takeshi "Ken" Yashima is an investor as well as a wealth strategist. His financial education website shares his insight about the current global economic situation as well as the current investment strategies to investors and his subscribers. Download a free E-book and special report at http://www.takeshiyashima.com