Are you Working Hard, or Doing Hard Work?
Successful people and unsuccessful people, rich people and poor people, they all have the same amount of hours in the day. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Steve Ballmer and Donald Trump have got no more time in their day to achieve success than you or I.
We have been taught that working hard brings success, but I have found this statement to be false. It’s not working hard, but doing hard work that makes you successful. We all instinctively know what we have to do to be successful. Want to loose weight? Eat less, exercise more. Want to be rich? Make more money, spend less. Want a better relationship with your children or wife? Be a better husband or father. Want a promotion at work? Add more value to the company. Knowing what to do is instinctive, but doing it, is hard.
So most people work hard, spending long hours doing unimportant things to have the excuse that they don’t have time to do the things that really matter.
To quote Gordon Ramsay” It’s no use spending all your time in the kitchen scrubbing pots, to avoid going out there and doing what is important.” “All you will end up with is clean pots.”