Worthwhile things always happen on the other side of hard. (Monty Williams, basketball coach)
Williams’ comment is just about the opposite of “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” which usually proves false. He suggests that any accomplishment of value lies beyond the stretch of hard work. If we’re not willing to put in the work, we’ll not achieve what we hope for. As in basketball, winning is the result of lots of practice and hard work. Just do it!
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty (Proverbs 21:5).