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People who succeed in any type of endeavor have a recipe for achieving more than the ordinary. No matter what field a person has excelled in, they most likely got there with a diet of hard work, hard work, and hard work. Obviously there could be a few other mitigating factors thrown in, but hard work is almost always a common denominator.

Hard work coupled with desire is a recipe that will take anyone, anywhere they want to go in life. We see it everyday in this country. A poor imigrant comes here, works very hard, and makes something of their life. This usually means they become rich in this case. Or some kid from a poor household wants to hit it big in either music or sports. Take the two ingredients above, very hard work and desire, and the kid has some level of success. It can be done.

In this country right now there are those who would like to take away from those who put hard work and desire together. For some reason these folks see the end result as being unfair. To those of us who work very hard, and have been up and down throughout different atages of our lives, this makes no sense. Giving someone something they did not work for takes away desire. Taking away from those who achieve also takes away desire, but also takes away any reason to work hard.

Life will never be fair, no matter what kind of laws are passed. While we all have the ability to make something of ourselves, not all of us are willing to do the one thing that true success requires, very hard work. for that reson, and that reason alone. some will never succeed, no matter what we give them.

I have a theory and it goes like this: If we take away everything from everyone, within 5 to 10 years, our society would look the same again. The successful would be just that again, and the unsuccessful would be back in their usual position. In my opinion, the secret to it is very hard work.

Comment balloon 15 commentsKevin Robinson • October 29 2009 06:22AM


I really like your attitude and your belief system. I think it is right on!

Posted by Nancy Deichman, CDPE (Re/Max Premier Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Ditto * I am listening to Atlas Shrugged on my iPod when I walk with my dogs....Looters and Producers....your words are so true!!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 10 years ago

Kevin....Your blog should be featured....I love your thoughts.....nice job....thanks

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 10 years ago

Kevin - It's that never quit attitude and hard work plus what I call gumption. Its an old word but nothing states it better.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Congratulations this post is now featured in Silent Majority group of Active Rain.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Best wishes for continued success.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 10 years ago


Nice, very nice.  Work hard plus desire = success is a truth everyone, in the World, knows even if they have never articulated or recognized these two ingredients.

Posted by Ross Westerman over 10 years ago

Very true, Kevin.  I like this blog--it's inspiring and puts things in perspective.  Somehow the work ethic in this country changed not for the better.  Success is expected by the mediocre without putting their efforts and labor into it.  I hope this gets featured.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 10 years ago

If the government keeps playing this class warfare game eventually us producers who actually work for a living and are trying to achieve something will give up or leave.  You think this would be common sense.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Very good Post!  The old Ant and Grasshopper Story..

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 10 years ago

Very well written post...inspiring.  I agree with the way you think/write. 

Posted by Lisa Matykiewicz (United Brokers Group) over 10 years ago

Life will never be fair and as soon as you realize that, you are on your way to achieving your goals.

You are absolutely correct!

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) over 10 years ago

Amen Brother Kevin! Great Post!


Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) over 10 years ago

Good Job Kevin.  Not everyone in this country was raised with a work ethic.  We are seeing who the government panders to.  All the malcontents who believe the Constitution is an IOU.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 10 years ago

I have always believed in this, how lucky are we that most of the country doesn't try hard?  VERY!

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