Surprisingly, Hard Work Isn’t What You Think it Is
What exactly is work?
And what does it mean to work hard?
Is it spending 12 hours a day on one project? Is it blasting 100 emails in 4 hours? Is it gauged by the number of headaches it creates?
After 3 months of self-employment and setting my own agenda, here’s how I define hard work:
Hard work is the act of doing the difficult yet necessary actions to bring your vision to life.
However, here are a few things that people (ie. myself) forget:
- Difficult actions can be outsourced, especially when they are recurring and repeatable.
- Necessary actions aren’t always necessary as you think.
- Your vision is your’s to define.
With that in mind, I should re-define hard work a bit different then:
Hard work is the patience to spend time and energy only on unique, challenging, and 100% necessary actions, so that every action is a step towards your vision instead of fruitless busy work.
How do you define hard work?