At first, this concept may mean different to different people.
The working professionals can be broadly divided into 3 categories. First, who believe in doing a lot of hard work to achieve success. Second, who believe in methods or strategies other than hard work to achieve success and finally those who are somewhere in between.
This means there are at least 33% people who already believe in “Work Less, Achieve More and Get Ahead in Life ” or in something similar. Interestingly, the contents of this article shall be found relevant by the people of all these three categories.
Different people different reactions
The hard working professionals will always advocate that there is no substitute to hard work. ‘How can there be a path to success without working hard?” …”Success is not easy.”…”Nothing can be achieved by merely wishing, you have to work hard to achieve something.”…. and such type of many arguments can be given by the first category.
Conversely, the people who do not believe in hard work and rather other methods of achieving success will be too happy with the initial part of this article.
What is this concept of Work Less, Achieve More and Get Ahead in Life ?
Never ever it is the intention of this author to advocate insincere working or incompetent working or incomplete working. On the contrary, the idea is to explore various methods through which the output of a working professional can be more while keeping the input same.
But to begin with let us analyze that why this concept Work Less and Achieve More.
Perhaps you have not noticed or taken into cognizance the many advantages which can accrue to you in case you work for lesser number of hours.
1. Better Work Life Balance
Suppose you have been working for long hours – say 12 to 14 hours per day and now you want to experiment with this concept decide to work no longer than 10 hours a day.
Therefore, with some extra time available, you can spend that much time with your family which generally comprises of parents, spouse and children. Just imagine how happy they would be to see you back home earlier than before? And that too less tired, with a lot of energy walking in with a smile and ready to spend quality time with them.
In return, you would get the love and affection of your children, the blessings of your parents and the attention of your spouse. Don’t you think this is a great mental and spiritual tonic which will manifest in your physical output the next day?
2. Better Physical Fitness
With more time in hand, you may think of joining a gym or going for a morning walk or taking up some sport. Over a period time, you would be healthier, more energetic and a vibrant self being. This good health will add years to your life span. Simply put you can be productive for more number of years and enjoy your life too.
Mathematically you have added more active years in your life active.
3. Better Emotional and Mental Health
You now have new beneficial inputs to yourself which you did not enjoy earlier. These are a better physical condition, more love and affection from family members, a good home full of harmony. Are these not great and important blessings for you to let you enjoy a better mental and emotional health?
4. Opportunities for great professional Networking and Socializing
By now you are better than many average persons. Your more energy, better mood and higher efficiency and smarter mental capabilities should not come as a surprise to you. This may mean that you are already able to do more and better in lesser time.
With some more extra hours at your disposal and a great health you’d like to enjoy some time with friends, colleagues etc. and expand your social circle. It is but natural that you would like to network with people who are from the same career line or the domain you belong to. As your network increases, you will naturally be in a position to make use of more opportunities for career advancement or increasing your business, in case you are a business owner.
5. Opportunities to upgrade your skills or learn new skills
You are now more physically fit, well connected and an emotionally happier person. Naturally you would like to think of ways of making further progress in your life and adding to your skill sets or upgrading your skills would be one of the best options to move ahead in life.
Of course, you have the time energy and the right intentions to do so. Over a period of time, you should be a more qualified, more skilled and more presentable person than your peers.
6. Better ability to Think, Plan and Execute
They say “a healthy mind in a healthy body” Naturally you are blessed with both and also the time to sit down in a relaxed manner take stock of your current situation and position understand the opportunities in the near future and distant future and make a proper plan which is in line with your career to fully exploit the opportunities future may have for you.
7. More time to Read and Study
It is said “reader today, leader tomorrow”. Once you form a habit of doing good reading in your spare time, you will actually be inspired towards better things and higher goals in life.
With a more trained, educated and learned brain, your subconscious mind will vibrate at higher frequencies. If you believe in the law of attraction, you will naturally attract bigger, better and higher results for yourself in the times to come.
The key to work less achieve more get ahead in life:
- Enjoy your work
- Follow your passion
and you will perform better than a person who is only working very hard to get ahead in life.
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