5 Rules for Life – No 5. Work Hard

5. Work hard. The way an athlete or concert pianist or cutting-edge scientist works hard. The American psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, calls this the principle of “flow.” By this he means the peak experience you have when you are working so hard at a task that you are unaware of the passing of time. No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work. The Jewish word for serving God, avodah, also means hard work.

From the Chief Rabbi in The Times resourced by Steve Rosenbaum

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