Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

I used to love this quote, I used to work in silence, build things. Till i met some people that took credit for my work, and failed to give me any!

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. -Anonymous


This quote nevertheless have great value for the average entrepreneur. It emphasizes the importance of focusing on one’s work diligently, and avoid seeking external validation or attention. Instead of boasting about one’s efforts or broadcasting their achievements, the emphasis is on letting the results speak for themselves.

Rather than drawing attention to oneself through words or public declarations of effort, it’s more effective to channel that energy into actually putting in the hard work and dedication required to achieve success. When you genuinely excel in your endeavours and achieve the goals through persistent effort and dedication, the accomplishments become apparent to others. The results serve as a testament to the hard work, competence, and determination. This is way more powerful than boasting about your efforts or broadcasting your achievements, as you get much less haters, critics and doubters.

In essence, the quote promote an apparent humility, dedication, and the belief that genuine success speaks for itself without the need for self-promotion.

I disagree with this quote, for many reasons, that would make sense if you have a small business or startup:
1- Working in silence, reduces the chances that a lucky event manifests thanks to your network. For example: an uncle who decides investing, a friend of your cousin becoming a big client.
2- Losing referrals from family and friends. Family and friends, sometimes do talk about your project, and if will probably bring business your way.
3- Help with promotion. These days, most small businesses rely on social media for new clients. A share from your friends can help you with the promotion.
4- Family and friends put a pressure on you to put more effort. Unconsciously, you do not want them to think that you would fail, thus this puts more pressure on you to work harder.

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Abdallah Alaili

I'm a serial entrepreneur (mostly tech) and micro-investor (tiny), this is a blog to learn from other entrepreneurs and spread the wisdom to many more. You can find me on: Instagram - Twitter - Linkedin - more about me