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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice. We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” That’s false. Working hard at your job does not get you much. When you work hard at a job where the boss doesn’t value your efforts, all your hard work gets you is taken for granted. Just working hard by itself will exhaust you and shorten your lifespan without any benefits to you. There has to be more to success than merely working hard, or millions of people around the world would be a lot more successful than they are! If you are at work right now, think about the investment of time and energy you are making. Imagine that you only went home to sleep for four hours a night, and gave up all the rest of your personal time to get more work done. Imagine that you practically lived at your de…

The 15 biggest box-office hits ever

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In just 20 days, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has become the highest-grossing film of all time in North America. The film has earned more than $760 million domestically, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
While 2009's "Avatar" is still the highest-grossing movie worldwide earning $2.78 billion, "Star Wars" could soon overtake James Cameron's sci-fi flick as box-office king. After all, it's already brought in over $1.5 billion worldwide.
Surpassing "Avatar' will depend on how well the film does in China, the second-largest movie market, when it premieres January 9.
To find out where "The Force Awakens" ranks worldwide, keep reading to see the 15 highest-grossest movies of all time.

15. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (2014): $1.104 billion

15. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (2014): $1.104 billion
Paramount Pictures
Source: Box Office Mojo

14. "Skyfall" (2012): $1.108 billion

14. "Skyfall" (2012): $1.108 billion
AP
Source: Box Office Mojo

13. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003): $1.11 billion

13. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003): $1.11 billion
New Line
Source: Box Office Mojo

12. "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (2011): $1.12 billion

12. "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (2011): $1.12 billion
Paramount Pictures
Source: Box Office Mojo

11. "Minions" (2015) $1.15 billion

11. "Minions" (2015) $1.15 billion
Universal Pictures/"Minions"
Source: Box Office Mojo

10. "Iron Man 3" (2013): $1.2 billion

Source: Box Office Mojo

9. "Frozen" (2013): $1.27 billion

8. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" (2011): $1.34 billion

8. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" (2011): $1.34 billion
Warner Bros.
Source: Box Office Mojo

7. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015): $1.4 billion

6. "Furious 7" (2015): $1.51 billion

6. "Furious 7" (2015): $1.51 billion
Universal Pictures
Source: Box Office Mojo

5. "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012): $1.52 billion

4. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015): $1.55 billion

4. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015): $1.55 billion
Lucasfilm
Source: Box Office Mojo

3. "Jurassic World" (2015): $1.66 billion

3. "Jurassic World" (2015): $1.66 billion
Universal
Source: Box Office Mojo

2. "Titanic" (1997): $2.18 billion

2. "Titanic" (1997): $2.18 billion
20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures
Source: Box Office Mojo

1. "Avatar" (2009): $2.78 billion

1. "Avatar" (2009): $2.78 billion
20th Century Fox
Source: Box Office Mojo

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