Most of us miss our best opportunities because they come disguised as hard work. Hard work is a fact of life. If you want to be successful, you have to work hard. Thomas Edison was on the money when he remarked, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
But hard work doesn’t have to be drudgery. It can be a source of great enjoyment. If you develop joy in your work, you’ll find that it produces positive energy, which promotes balance. To develop joy in your work, you must be doing something that you’re good at, that is meaningful to you, and that contributes to your family, your organization, and society.
Find something you’re good at and that you enjoy doing. There’s something out there for everyone.
For many people, hard work is a drain on energy and emotions. They’re tired and stressed out.
Find the work that brings you joy. When you find it, pursue it with persistence.
You persist when you have a passion for what you do. When you love what you do, you work with gusto. Generally, this comes about when you align your work with your personal mission. You may need to do some soul-searching to discover your noble calling and purpose in life.
Meditation and reflection can help you discover your personal mission. By going into silence, you connect with your spirit and trigger your intuition and gut feeling – your sixth sense.