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TipsForSuccess: "Hard Work"



Hard Work

Highly-successful people love to work. Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods practiced for 12-15 hours per day to reach their skill level. Bill Gates worked 20-hour days for years. Thomas Edison, who wanted to work at night, built thousands of unworkable light bulbs before discovering one that worked.

Hard-working employees have better job security than lazy employees. Hard work helps professionals rise to the top of their professions. Businesses that beat their competitors are run by people who work the hardest.

When you have no problem working hard, you can accomplish great things. You reach your goals. You have self-respect and pride.

Ten Excuses for Not Working Hard

1. "No one can succeed in this economy."

2. "Everyone else is taking it easy."

3. "I have a medical condition."

4. "I'm a boss and bosses don't have to work hard."

5. "It takes up my valuable energy."

6. "I don't get paid enough."

7. "I don't have the time for it right now."

8. "Once the boss sees you can work hard, you have to do it all the time."

9. "I'll work hard when I feel like it."

10. "Hard work leads to workaholism."

"Be Industrious"

"Work is not always pleasant.

"But few are unhappier than those who lead a purposeless, idle and bored existence . . ."

"Sorrow itself can be eased by simply getting busy at something."

"Morale is boosted to high highs by accomplishment. In fact, it can be demonstrated that production is the basis of morale." -- L. Ron Hubbard
from The Way to Happiness

In this day and age, hardly anyone dies of hard work. Instead, hard work makes you feel better about yourself. If you are feeling depressed, sad or afraid, getting industrious will make you feel much better.

All successful people work hard. They ignore their minor pains and mental barriers. They complete projects as fast as possible and dive into their next project.

Hard work is vital to your morale, superior accomplishment and high pay. It's the engine in your rocket to your goals. No one succeeds without it.

Ten Tips for Becoming More Industrious

1. Think of a project that requires you to work hard. Imagine how you will feel after you complete it.

2. Tell a few people you are going to complete a hard job. It can be more difficult to admit you failed than to just do the job.

3. Break big projects into smaller and smaller tasks until you feel comfortable about doing the first tiny task. Do it now.

4. Work very hard for just five minutes to see how you feel. Then work another five minutes and so on.

5. Set deadlines for yourself and then beat them.

6. Before beginning some difficult work, completely prepare yourself. Organize your supplies and material, put on the proper clothing and so on.

7. Consider how much better the future will be if during the next few months, you work harder than ever before.

8. Force yourself to get started. Once you have some momentum going, the work will be easier.

9. Do the entire task in your mind before starting it. Imagine a fast, successful completion.

10. Arrange for a reward for your extra hard work. For example, "As soon as I finish all these reports, I'll have a delicious dinner." "I won't be going to the movies until I clean out the garage."

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