What’s wrong with hard work?
When I was at school, parent’s and teacher’s told their students to work hard and they will do well in life. Some teachers even told their student’s that only people who truly work hard will make anything of themselves.
I believe the psychology of ‘hard work’ comes from history. Think about it, previous generations of my family worked in shale mines and farming. These type of professions were physically demanding and hard work.
The world has evolved into a very different place. In Scotland, there are no jobs in the shale mining industry and farming jobs are few and far between. Technology has changed the world in many different ways. The great thing about living in the digital age means we can all benefit from leveraging modern technology.
Using leverage as a tool
Leverage is using tools to improve what you are doing, or make your job easier. We are now living in the digital age, where information and digital technology has taken over from industrialization.
With the emergence of the internet, it has never been so easy to acquire useful information. Search engines like Google and Social media channels allow people to learn skills and find valuable information that in the past would have never been possible.
Leverage the knowledge of coaches and mentors
It is very important to leverage the wealth of information that is available online. When I started blogging a year ago, I had no idea that there where so many top bloggers who provided valuable training on how to build a successful blog.
I would even say the amount of blogging experts that offer free training and expert advice is nothing short of phenomenal. My personal favourite is Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income.
It is easy to leverage the knowledge and experience of mentor’s that you enjoy learning from. It is a bit like learning from your favourite teachers, but unlike school or college, it has to be fun !
The benefit of leveraging valuable information can prevent you making mistakes that other people have already made. This can save you time, effort and prevent the need for hard work.
Hard work is a Creativity killer!
I believe the harder you work, the more resistance you create. I find working hard feels stressful, your work often lacks authenticity and is not enjoyable.
It was a while ago now, but I wrote a blog post ‘5 hacks to unlocking the feeling of abundance’. This blog post gives you tips on how to trigger the feeling of abundance.
When you feel joyful, relaxed and in the moment, you know you are on the right path. This is the feeling of abundance! It’s not about how much money you have in the bank, abundance has infinite depths of wisdom.
Abundance has it’s own intelligence
Open yourself up to the natural feeling of abundance. Recognise and appreciate the beauty in everyday small things; this is something that you may have taken for granted. The morning sunrise, the sound’s of the birds in the trees, what about the taste of your morning porridge?
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Practising gratitude daily helps you to become receptive to the feeling of abundance. Focus on what is already good in your life and be greatful for it. By focusing on abundance, this will allow more abundance to flow into your life. Whatever you give focus and attention to, will naturally grow in your awareness and make you a happier and more joyful person.
This is what is mean’t by the ‘The Law of attraction’: the vibration you are emanating comes back to you. When you focus on working hard and struggling to achieve good results, you manifest more grind and hard work. This is not good !
Leverage your own ‘abundant intelligence’ and tap into your own natural wisdom. This means you will enjoy what you are doing and I’m sure you will manifest even better results in the process.