Hard Work Stings

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But Why It Pays Off In The End

Because it feels good. After training your mind to consistently work hard over many years, you start deriving pleasure from it even if it stings in the moment. Of course anyone would prefer to relax and not have to work for a living if they had the opportunity, but even then, that scenario does not guarantee happiness. Hard work that is enjoyed almost always brings satisfaction and satisfaction often translates into happiness. But this is considering that you’re also incorporating free time and leisure activities around your hard work; if it’s all work but no play, then happiness flies out the window!

So whenever you are experiencing those long, unexpected, grueling days at work, remind yourself that you are not the only one going through them, and that happiness will be your reward before your turn off the lights at the end of the day!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

The Uncertainty Of Hard Work

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Enjoy The Bones Along The Way

Let me answer the question before you even ask it: it pays off. We have felt it so many times: the uncertainty of whether our hard work is getting us anywhere. The reality is that we often feel like our hard work is for nothing, because we expect immediate results; we are forgetting about the important concept of delaying gratification.

Delaying gratification is a mature way of thinking that can help you remain on the right path in life, if applied consistently. It means: working hard in the present moment while sacrificing pleasure and results, and expecting gratification to occur sometime in the future. When applied consistently, it feels quite amazing when you start to reap the benefits along your path to success.

As soon as you come to acceptance with the fact that hard work comes with uncertainty, sweat and tears, and possibly no results in the near future, you will be at peace to continue grinding and working hard to achieve your dreams! It takes perseverance to achieve success, and 99% of the time, it comes with hard work only.

The beautiful thing about hard work is that it throws you a bone from time to time; these small rewards refuel you to keep you journeying towards the end goal! Do not lose sight of your goals just because you’re swamped with fatigue and misery; these experiences are shaping your character and building you into a stronger and more valuable person.

The DSM Ready Movement is about working hard together to achieve prosperity, peace of mind and most importantly, love!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)