The myth that hard work is always rewarded, and it eventually leads to success, is embedded into most people's minds. If you put in the work you will reap the benefits sooner or later. And if you didn't succeed, it was because you didn't work as hard as you thought. It's something that sounds true, since it has been repeated over the years, decades, centuries. There are plenty of sayings in different languages that repeat and emphasise this myth. Besides, it gives a feeling of personal control. You, and only you, are the creator of your own luck. In Finnish a person like that is known as oman...
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