Hard Work = Masterpiece: Formula for Success #inspiration #art #TuesdayMotivation

hard work michelangelo


To create a masterpiece, you must put in the hard work.

I’m a huge fan of Michelangelo, not only for his creative genius but for how hard he worked to achieve his brilliant artwork. One of his best works is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. At the time, he was a sculpturalist and hadn’t given much thought to painting. But he agreed and spent the next four years creating (on his back, too) one of the greatest artworks of all time.

Michelangelo teaches us that it takes more than talent to be masterful; it takes a lot of hard work. Hard work isn’t rewarded but the end result is. In order to get a finished product, whether it is art, music, literature or a successful business, one must put in hard work.

Are you working hard on a goal?

Keep going. I know it may seem like all that hard work isn’t pay off but it will. Look at what it did for Michelangelo.



2 thoughts on “Hard Work = Masterpiece: Formula for Success #inspiration #art #TuesdayMotivation

    1. So true! I’d been in the book industry for over twenty years before I published my first book and I didn’t even know how much hard work was involved. Anything creative has the foundation of blood, sweat and tears. 🙂

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