It goes without saying that effort is important.
However, while effort is a necessary condition, it is not a sufficient condition.
Of course, if I want to be successful, I need to put in a lot of effort, but that doesn’t mean I will always be successful.
A person who makes no effort and succeeds is better than a person who makes an effort and fails.
The same is true of results and process.
Effort is important, but results are everything.