I am sure many of you recognize the virtue of hard work.
Some of you probably work too hard, work too strenuously,
and work up into the wee hours, until you are ready to fall off the chair-
tired, exhausted and frustrated, and with a terrible migraine piercing your brain.
You are facing a long string of small tasks or big projects that need your
There is not enough time for friends, family, or some fun that every human being
needs so badly...Not a very nice scenario, is it?
One very wise individual, who has achieved a great deal of success in business and who also happens to be a good friend fo mine says that...hard work and real success - oil and water! The two concepts do not mix all that well. Real success is about working SMART not HARD...He also suggests that the work ethic is a terrible mistake, "a cute term gone haywire". Interesting choice of words...
Usually "work ethic" and hard work are being promoted by employers corporations or clients who want to exploit pathetic workaholics.
Here is what I think. There is a price attached to everything. Of course, there is a price for NOT working hard enough. However, there can be an even larger price for working TOO hard. That's right...
BTW, I would like to share some very disturbing statistics that sent shockwaves across my gorgeous body:
-Individuals who work over 48 hours per week double their risk
of heart disease. Jesus...
-Long-term job strain is worse for your heart than gaining 40 pounds or aging
30 years. Oh, my...
-Approximately 2 million workers die annually due to occupational injuries and illnesses. Believe it or not, work kills more people than war! No kidding...
Looks like hard work can actually kill you. How many rainbow-chasers end up working very-very hard all their lives, expecting big success, but with nothing to show for it.
Here is what I think: What you should do is work on a few things or projects that are truly important and disregard the rest.
I also think that each one of us should channel our energy into areas that offer a bigger chance for big payoffs. If you invest only 3 or 4 or 5 hours a day in creative endeavors that offer immense payoffs, 3 or 4 or 5 hours (not 125!!) may be all you need to make it big and live a comfortable life...
Let me finish my thoughts with a quote:
"If you burn the candle at both ends, you are not as bright as you think..."