“Hard work pays off” is just one of the many overrated statements out there. I have come to discover that it is not true for all people. You can prove me wrong but read on. The idea that anybody can work hard and finally succeed is only useful for encouragement purposes. Again, before I get into some people’s nerves, let me put it this way: many people are working so hard, really hard, but still remain poor or unsuccessful in life and then you start to wonder what the whole point is.