Being known as a hard worker is a good reputation to have. It shows your dedication to success. People will generally look up to you, in the hopes of improving their work ethic and keeping on track. But to maintain your momentum as a hard working person, there are three important things you must have.
First you need to have vision. Without vision, there is nothing
that pushes you to work hard. In other words, you need to have a good
why. What is your why? What is the reason behind your continued effort?
Are you reaching for a goal? Often, we are more motivated to put our
fullest effort into something when we know that by doing so, we will get
a certain result.
Vision is the reason people
will work till late into the night on a project, because they know it
will pay off in the long run. Vision is the reason hard working people
tirelessly invest time into a task that does not seem to be paying off
at the moment.
Vision is hard to maintain. For example, it is so easy to get distracted, and to start pursuing things that do not lead to your original goal. Or you could slowly become discouraged, thinking that your dream is too big for you. Maintaining vision means you must have the faith that you can follow through from day one to the finish line.
It means that you are ready for the journey, and whatever it may involve along the way.
A hard worker needs vision, the ability to see far into the future with optimism even if others express doubt or say they can't make it.
Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
Passion is the difference between 'just getting work done' and really loving what you do. If you want to get far on a goal, you need to have your mind, heart and soul in it. It needs to be a part of you. You know something is your passion when you think about it early in the morning and late at night before you go to bed.
Sometimes, you will feel passion for a task straight away. Perhaps you have full control, and the work at hand comes naturally. Other times, you will have to develop this passion over time and with exposure. Either way, passion will help you to give your best and more than the average effort.
When you are passionate about your work, you will produce work of the highest quality. Hours spent working will be like minutes, the time will fly by. Work will feel like play.
Without the desire to keep progressing, you will feel every minute that goes by and your work might even become boring.
The last and perhaps most
important thing every hard working person needs is patience.
Unfortunately, things do not happen as quickly as you might hope. Many
times, you will need to take a deep breath in, make a mental note to be
patient, and then get back to work.
You need patience to avoid getting disappointed when things don't go exactly as you plan. When you think you have finished working - but something else pops up at the last second . When you are trying your best to provide good customer service- but that one person persistently causes an unnecessary fuss.
is knowing that empires are not built in a day, and being OK with the
wait, because you know that it will work out in the end. Patience is
holding the vision and trusting the process. Patience will help you keep balanced and sane in your strive for excellence. You will learn how to handle what seems like failure or postponed expecations.
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