Hard work is a must, a given.
In all of the hundreds of biographies and autobiographies I've ever read, hard work was the one constant success factor whether you were a software engineer, a tennis player, a rock star, or an entrepreneur.
Without this, nothing will ever happen, I promise.
What if you add some special sauce to what you do everyday?
Try Heart Work as well.
Come from a place of deep personal human passion.
You'll find your output and your outcomes explode exponentially.
Don't just go through the motions.
Go through the emotions as well.