There is no substitute for hard work.Thomas Edison
Broadening the definition
Being Industrious involves taking initiative and being proactive. It includes hard work and making the most of one’s time, thus is carries with it a sense of being efficient. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book called Outliers: The Story of Success, explains the ’10,000 hours rule’ where any individual who intently practices their craft for 10,000 hours is highly predisposed towards success, regardless of innate talent or skill. Being tenacious, having grit, persevering through set backs, and taking responsibility are key elements of being Industrious. Industriousness intersects with Confidence in terms of doing ‘best work’; both effort and commitment are required to accomplish best work, and it takes Confidence, or pride in doing one’s best, to accomplish best work.
Thoughtfulness ties in wonderfully to Adrienne Gear’s Reading Power: connect, visualize, question, predict, infer, transform.
Stories that connect to Industrious
Thanks to Carol Walters & Marni McCreerick for compiling this list.
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