Hardly Working is the new Working Hard
The problem is, the world is moving towards ease of access for
people. A notion I have grown up hearing about is that you can’t
achieve until you work hard…at least in terms of legwork. A wide
range of people believe hard work equals success. Which is
sometimes true. Hard work does take you a long way. But does
that mean that’s the only true way to success? If you didn’t have to
work to reach your goal, did you just get lucky? And if you reach
your goal without working as hard as the next guy, are you still
lucky? Or just as successful?
I feel these are all characteristics of the society we live in. Time is
rapidly changing and we are all heavily dependent on it. Although
your watch may show the same hour twice a day, “time” is always
changing. For me, time is derived from evolution. And evolution
is a byproduct of curiosity. Nature/life evolves all the time.
Curiosity always brings the best out of you. This is the reason why
they say kids should be encouraged to ask questions (even if they
get annoying af).
Today, we have come to understand that the closer we work
together or the more questions we ask each other, the greater
chances we have to answer more questions. More IS merrier.
Imagine 100 kids coming together to ask various questions. It
sounds pretty bizarre and tiring. But curiousity has made us
accomplish a lot.
The world has become such a global market. The more we join
hands together, the higher we excel and succeed. You can be
sitting at home and making millions, simply by uploading
YouTube videos or Snapchat stories. Now, please do not
undermine the work and intellect put in by that YouTuber to
achieve their goals. However the YouTuber excels, it was first his
idea — the thought process behind the idea and, more importantly,
the best form of executing it that resulted in its success. It may
seem as though the YouTuber’s whole process doesn’t require hard
work but they are working really hard brainstorming new ideas for
videos every day. In the past, you needed a cameraman, director,
producer and all other kinds of small jobs that required
individuals to create videos. Now, all you need is DJ Khaled and a
camera to put out content in the market. And you know what’s
even better today? The internet has made all of our markets much
more extensive and wide. DJ Khaled, a rapper now famous for his
Snapchats, has an audience in almost all parts of the world. It
would have taken years for a band like The Beatles to showcase
their talent to an audience like DJ Khaled’s fifty years ago (not to
take away from either of the above mentioned successes). But, I
strongly feel that if The Beatles had the horizons and technology
that DJ Khaled has today, their success rate could have been much
As a personal observation, the more stakes involved in your idea,
the higher chance for it to grow. For example, the simple act of
hiring an employee. The employee wants to do well in order
achieve bonuses or maybe a promotion. The employee’s improved
performance will lead to better performances for the company.
Now their goals (sub-goals) fall under your bigger goals. So, the
employee hitting their benchmark goals reaches your goals as well.
This post comes from personal experiences and what I have tried
to accomplish from it is the idea that unity and togetherness are
the new success story of the world. We know that two brains do
not think exactly the same so we can assume that will they not act
alike either. Hence, there are more opportunities to explore
different avenues. The idea of keeping an open mind towards
sharing, has not only aided my route to success but has also made
me more humble towards others’ successes as well. If the world is
one big group, then one person’s success will be beneficial for all.