I love writing about hard work because I realized that through it, one can reach high levels of success, and go places he or she has never imagined.
Deep inside us, we know that hard work is the key to success. However, despite this knowledge, we always find it difficult to push ourselves harder.
In the early stages of implementing an idea, we often have the zeal to work hard and commit to achieving our goals. However, after a certain period, laziness creeps in, and we lose our enthusiasm.
We then believe that we weren’t destined to be successful because the spirit of hard work does not exist in us. However, one thing I have learned is that everybody including successful people had laziness in them because there is no one who is a natural hard worker.
Hardworking people are individuals who just found ways to make themselves work harder.
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I am a hard worker, and I also realized 5 tactics that make me work very hard every day. I believe they will also make you push yourself to the limit.
Ways to Push Yourself Harder
Here are the 5 tactics that you can also apply to make yourself work like hell.
1. Practice Working Hard
Hard work is a skill, and like any other skill, one has to practice it to perfect it. Therefore, if you want to be a hard worker, you must practice working hard.
Practice waking up early, practice doing a lot of work, and practice working more hours. Just practice everything related to working hard, and one day you will wake up and realize that you are a hard worker.
2. Have a Strong Purpose
If you don’t have a strong purpose, then it will be difficult for you to work hard because after all, what will you be working hard for? Many hard workers always have a large purpose that forces them to work when they think about it.
Don’t just think of working hard so that you buy a car or a big house because this is not a purpose strong enough to push you forward. An example of a big purpose is deciding that you are working hard so that you bring change in the lives of your friends, family, and neighbourhood, or working hard so that you can help reduce the level of poverty in your country.
A strong purpose always involves bringing a large positive change in any particular setting. Inventors like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers worked so hard because they had great purposes.
3. Surround Yourself with Hard Workers
If you surround yourself with lazy people, you will also be lazy, but if you surround yourself with hardworking people, you will find yourself working hard towards your goal. Avoid friends who just want to have fun all the time. This type of friends will always discourage you when you attempt to work hard.
Therefore, always surround yourself with go-getters because if your friends are hard workers, you will find yourself working hard as they will always motivate you to work hard, and they might even avoid you if they realize that you are a lazy person.
4. Read and Watch Inspirational Stuff
You can also push yourself harder through reading and watching inspirational material.
I always read inspirational books and watch motivational videos because they encourage me to work harder. I realized that this material make me work hard because they eliminate discouragement and assure me that I will never fail if I push myself to the limit.
Books, such as The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, and Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and Clement Stone assure you that you can achieve anything you want as long as you work hard.
It is difficult to work hard when you don’t believe in yourself or when you are pessimistic.
However, inspirational stuff makes you work harder towards your dream because they make you believe in yourself. They also make you know that your efforts will never be wasted as long as you keep working hard without giving up.
5. Take Your Time and Visualize How Failure Looks Like
Lastly, despite the fact that it is necessary for us to visualize success for us to work harder, I believe it’s also important to imagine how life will be if you fail in life.
Imagine how people will ignore you as they always ignore broke people, or imagine your kids struggling just because you don’t have enough money to make their lives better. In other words, take your time and imagine all kinds of things that might occur if you fail to work hard and achieve your dreams.
Whenever I feel lazy, I always allow this type of imagination in my mind because it reminds me that I will only avoid that type of life that I don’t want, only if I work harder on achieving my goals.
“Commit yourself to do something innovative which average people are afraid to do. Aim high and push yourself to achieve every thing you wished.”
– Anil Sinha
“Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.”
– Christa McAuliffe
“Pushing yourself to be the best is unsustainable. Simply push yourself to be better than the day before.”
– Simon Sinek
About the Author
Isaac Wechuli is a Kenyan entrepreneur, professional research writer, and founder of www.unboundedwisdom.com. He loves sharing ideas related to success, and spirituality, and he also likes enlightening people on the factors that could help them live a happy and successful life.