Life and Living The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that’s not the place to become discouraged.I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.To have a great idea, have a lot of them.Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.