There is this program that comes on NBC called "The Biggest Loser", that I really like.
One of the trainers on the show has this saying "Hard work! Dedication! Dedication! Hard work!". This saying he drills into their head the whole time they are working out. It is something that motivates them and reminds them that they have to be willing to put in the physical sacrifice of pain in order to change their bodies and change their lives.
By the end of the season, he has all of the contestants in his group chanting this kind of "war cry" whilst they are working out. You see his entire team fighting through the pain of a 2hr workout shouting "HARD WORK! DEDICATION! DEDICATION! HARD WORK!".
It is really very motivating. Every time I watch it, it makes me want to exercise.
So the same rule applies to life. Without these two ingredients (hard work and dedication), there is no success. For you to achieve your dreams you have to be willing to work hard at them. You have to be willing to exhaust yourself fighting for your life, and still not quit. And on top of that, you have to be willing to stay at it, to really stick to it, until they become a reality. Sometimes that will happen quick, but other times it will take a while. But those who really want something, fight for it!
Hard work! Dedication! Dedication! Hard work