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The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one’s powers, and to use them to their height is our joy and duty.

—ANONYMOUS

Develop a commitment to hard work. Nothing will bring you to the attention of the important people in your work life faster than for you to get a reputation as a person who works hard and gets a lot done.

A hard worker is not an antisocial personality or a driven, compulsive personality who burns out from stress and overwork. Rather, a hard worker is a person who does not waste time. He or she makes every minute count at work. He or she sets clear priorities, works steadily throughout the day, and is determined to make a valuable contribution to the company.

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