There is a big difference between ‘working hard‘, and ‘working as hard as you possibly can.’
Both are useful and necessary, and must be viewed as completely different animals.
Until that difference is realized and understood, you will never be as strong, fit, or look as great as you possibly can.
Referring back to a familiar concept:
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom (advancement, ed.) and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”Fredrick Douglass