“The find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
Work ethic is one of the golden keys to success. It is the action we take to accomplish something. When we work hard at what we are doing we will accomplish something.
How do we motivate ourselves to do the work of the day? We must be motivated to do it. We must have that internal drive to do the work of the day and just get things done.
Now, Jefferson was not just a hard worker. He was well-read and intelligent. He was a thinker and a person that kept a journal to record his thoughts and learning.
I think the key to achieving things is to pursue things that interest us. When we work in a job field we love the “work” really isn’t. It is a joy to go to work and get things done for our respective companies. If I am pursuing a goal that I am sincerely interested in pursuing, the work I do to achieve that goal is easy. The payoff is greater than the price of time and effort I have to pay. As the quote says, the more effort I put toward a goal, the more luck I’ll have in achieving it.
Sometimes we have to do some work that we really don’t want to do. This is the nature of work. There will always be one or more drawbacks of working within a particular industry. There will also be certain tasks we have to perform as we pursue a goal that just isn’t that exciting. There is a little drudgery in anything that will make us better.
Part of the drudgery is making mistakes. They are a part of the learning process. Making mistakes causes us to change the route we are taking toward a goal. Making mistakes causes us to look for answers to our problems. It causes us to investigate things. Once we think we have the answer we try that out. If it works, we continue on. If not, we go back to the proverbial drawing board and start anew. This process is endless and unavoidable.
So, work hard. Push yourself to do the very best you can every day. The harder you work, the more you learn, and the closer you get to achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Once you’ve done everything you can on your end, Divine spirit steps in. This is the “luck” I see in my everyday life.
Until next time…