Working hard, grinding it out, slogging away all needs to add up to something. If you are working your tail off but not getting anywhere then maybe it’s time change. The environment and the people around you make a massive difference. Success is not just about hard work.
Emigrating to a new county is great example. Same hard work, same long hours but a different country makes all the difference for some people.
School is the same. A struggling conscientious student switches school and it makes all the difference. Success comes easily and the mediocre student finished top of the class.
It doesn’t have to be that hard. Choose where you spend your time wisely. There are easier ways to be successful.
Hard work and perseverance are table-stakes but there are no guarantees