"…I don’t mean just any work, but the really hard work. Pick the activity that you most dislike. Perhaps it is producing some report or budget forecast, or going over detailed documentation looking for errors. Train yourself not to see it as a chore, and not to look forward to what you are going to do after you finish. It can be done, and once it is, the advantage you will have over others in whatever you choose to pursue will be simply phenomenal." - Ivan Mazour
"When you learn to ride a bike or drive a car, it is really hard to get the hang of it until you practice enough. Once you practice and focus enough, your subconscious figures out what you are trying to do and helps you do it. If you try to ride a bike for 30 seconds, drive a car for 30 seconds, climb a tree for 30 seconds and then decide to swim for 30 seconds every day; your subconscious has no way to know what you are trying to do and it will be impossible to learn those tasks. It is the same way with day-to-day tasks, if you want help from your subconscious, focus on each task and it will slowly learn to help with those tasks and make your life easier."
- Mark Ferguson
There is always a counterpart to any force; with every stimulus there will always be a reaction. Humans have the ability to endure sadness, loss, and pain. They would not truly know happiness, pleasure, or gain without each of these. Sadness causes happiness to be sweeter and more fulfilling. After a loss is incurred, a gain is viewed in a brighter light. The experience of pain makes the experience of pleasure to be even more ratifying. There must be a balance between the two forces. Aristotle elaborates on this point more than once and explains that humans ideally should balance their lives between deficiency and excess. Humans must experience both of these stimuli to appreciate what they mean, one cannot live a life without experiencing the bad because the good would never seem the same. Through sacrifice and sacrifice alone can a human ever truly gain or acquire anything worthwhile in their lifetime. Work is the counterpart to success. Once one understands this concept, then work does not seem so trivial. Hard work yield success in any endeavor one sets their mind to.