Hard work prevails when there is an opportunity associated with it. And opportunity need not come to you because of your hard work. You must recognize the opportunities out of all the chances available to you. Turning the chances into opportunities is not everyone's game. Only few succeed, call it as their skill or destiny, but that's the fact.
You are not fully responsible for the opportunities that do not come to you. But, you are wholly and solely responsible for not recognizing the opportunities that surround you. Always, be on your toes with your senses wide open; they might not last longer!
And the following line is so true too!