If Not You, Then Who?
No one enjoys waking up early on a Saturday to go to work; as a matter of fact, no one enjoys waking up early on any day of the week to go to work. But we do it because someone has to pay the bills and because that’s what our job requires of us. The system is based around the idea of following the rules or getting fired and replaced by someone who is willing to follow the rules.
The only way you can bypass these rules is if you become wealthy or your own employer; this way, you control almost everything about your day. But achieving any of these things is not an easy task and requires hard work in and of itself. So the alternative to giving up and becoming financially miserable and dependent on others is to keep pushing by working hard.
I emphasize in multiple articles that the most important factor at play is your mindset; no one can take that away from you. If you shift it by starting to view hard work as a fun process, it helps to alleviate the fatigue and stress. The reason why you also want to change your mindset in this way is because at the end of the day, you should be enjoying what you’re doing for work.
If you enjoy what you do but not the hard work that’s required of it, then are you truly enjoying it to the max? Your mind seems to be divided, “I like what I do but I hate working hard at it.” This is what I mean by shifting your mindset and starting to view hard work as a fun process. It also helps to slow down in the moment and not rush at tasks; attempting to complete everything at a fast pace “just to get it over with” only makes the process more unenjoyable.
Hard work is what separates the humans who don’t have financial freedom from those who do. But hard work is not everything because there are people who work hard and still are poor! The key is to find something in life that will reward you handsomely for your hard work. If you’re going to be working hard at something you enjoy doing it, you might as well get paid well for it!
Why would you want to work hard at something that does not reward you well financially? The idea is to enjoy life as much as possible, even when that involves working hard.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)