It has been widely studied and concluded that the Rice Farmers from the Southern provinces of China are the hardest workers on earth. Their trade in growing rice teeters on failure daily and if this occurs their families could go hungry and profits never gained. Engrained in their culture is a combination of words I have grown to cherish and reflect on when my own ethics begin to wane.
The people of the South believe, “No one who can rise before dawn three hundred and sixty days a year will fail to make his family rich”
No matter your profession or ability, if you can get out of bed and start working towards your goals 4 hours before your competition, the total hours of toil will far outweigh any degree or aptitude that stands in your way.
So next time your alarm goes off in the middle of winter, at an hour far earlier than the rise of the sun, repeat these words,
I am the Rice Farmer.
One Step Closer- Luke Richmond