In a world where we crave for more leisure time and an easier life, we are in danger of forgetting the benefits of hard work.
The essential point is that you get nothing out of life by being half-hearted and luke-warm about what you are doing. Most people are capable of running a marathon, for example, but will not achieve it until they fully commit to the training required. There are plenty of old sayings that demonstrate that this is well recognized:
1. “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”
The harder you work and the busier you are, the able you are to make decisions, and the more skillful and efficient you become.
2. “If you want something done quickly, ask someone who’s busy.”
So even when a job is less than appealing, something that you wished had not come along, the best thing to do is to get on with it, to get it out of the way, and reap a few benefits along the way. The satisfaction that the job is done through hard work increases the knowledge that you are not a shirker, increases your reputation as someone who gets a job well done through hard work.
When a job is done well through hard work you can look back at your achievements and know that not only have you done the best that you could but also that you have done better than many others would have done as well you can take a virtuous pride in your achievement. Your confidence and self-worth increases you also increase your ability to take on anything that comes your way.
Hard work has mental and emotional benefits it is a great healer when you have worries, be they financial or emotional, they can go round and round in your head until you feel quite ill. In fact, they can make you ill. Working can give you a break from worry. As you focus on the work at hand, there is no space in your head to wear yourself out with your own worries since you are taking part in a real activity, which puts you in touch with the real world and helps you gain some perspective on your problems.
In many situations, when you mentally leave a problem and begin to think of something else and allow yourself time to “sleep on it” you finally find solutions that you had not seen before. Also to your gain you are doing something practical to improve your situation that is earning money, improving your situation, or helping someone else, making life a little better through your efforts.
Hard work can lead to physical fitness and health. Even if your work is sedentary, it is impossible to be eating or thinking about food if you are fully engaged in a task, so avoiding junk food and eating between meals is easy.
Much hard work includes real physical effort too. Provided you use good techniques, don’t strain yourself by taking on more than you can manage too soon and avoid injury, your strength, stamina, balance, posture and health all improve. Much cheaper than going to the gym! So look on hard physical work as training.
On a real issue your attitude also affects hard work. Obviously there are days when you’d rather stay in bed, and of course, not all work is inherently enjoyable. Find the purpose for doing it, work out the best way to tackle it so that you can minimize the downsides and then appreciate it for what it is. It’s an opportunity to flex your physical or mental muscles, get a bit fitter, improve your mood and to achieve something worthwhile
To end with, objective Working hard is not the ultimate goal but rather a method for doing things to get you to what you need in life, and this possibly is a security or opportunity or freedom to resign early and have enough time for your family. Getting to be conscious that you can accomplish what you need in various ways by getting the backing of other people will convey your goals to faster and simpler way.
All in all, hard work is a must, and it involves having in-depth awareness about personal wealth and the trends that affect everyone.
written by: bdozen