Hard Work is the skill of putting in the effort to achieve your goals.
There is a real satisfaction in the tiredness you feel after working hard on a task. It is a feeling of accomplishment. It is a sense of pride. More often than not, others will notice your efforts as well. Hard work is the skill of applying yourself fully to a task and not being afraid to get your hands dirty. Hard work can also be a perspective on life. If you love to help others, a big effort can feel easy. There is no shortcut to achieving your goals so if you approach life with the attitude that work is rewarding, you will be happier and more successful in your endeavors. The next time you find yourself at a big family reunion, be the first to start washing that mountain of dishes and see if the conversations around the sink don’t more than make up for your dish-pan hands! Why help? The answer is simple: the dishes need to be washed and because it is the right thing to do. Enjoy the hard work in front of you and reap the rewards!
We will face many roadblocks in our lives. There isn’t always a way around them, but there is always a way through them using hard work. Everyone will have to work in their lives. If you choose to enjoy hard work, you will be much happier than if you decide to feel miserable every time you have work to do. Take pride in what you accomplish through your hard work and it will never feel like a chore. Create the association in your brain that hard work = accomplishment.
Take time to compliment people on their efforts. Don’t focus on the outcome. Instead, tell them they should be proud of the work they have put into their task. Avoid at all costs the temptation to nag or to demand that someone “get to work”. Your opportunity is to create the associate that hard work equals accomplishment and that we should all feel good about ourselves when we accomplish things.
Find opportunities to take on projects together. This could be volunteering for a charity, learning a new skill or trying a new hobby. Teach others how to accomplish anything by diving in and learning as you go. This is a life skill that will serve them well!