The Myth of Hard Work

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There is a Myth of Hard Work…that it is HARD!

The Myth of Hard Work keeps people from pursuing their dreams and living the life they desire and can easily have.

Hard Work Quotes:

“I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it.”
–Thomas Jefferson.

CombineMy grandfather was a farmer and when I was growing up I remember him waking up early in the morning to take care of something that needed done on the farm.    When people think of farming they think hard work, extensive labor, and the life of hardship. Thinking back on my grandfather, I can’t say I ever saw him engaged in what anyone would consider “hard work”.   I loved to follow my grandfather around as he did his farm work.   He took me and my brother to the dairy barn, the granary, and occasionally we visited the pigs.     I remember when they delivered his new combine.   It was the largest piece of farm equipment I had ever seen, the tires where bigger than I was!   And I remember the look in my grandfather’s eyes when he showed it to us.   It was the same look that I had waking up on Christmas morning to see a new toy underneath the Christmas tree.   My grandfather managed a 600 acre farm, and to him it was child’s play.  

That’s the myth of hard work.  When you’re doing something you really love, you wake up early in the morning to do it, not because you have to, but because there is nothing else in the world that you would rather do. When you’re doing something effortlessly, enthusiastically, and you make it look like child’s play, you can rest assured that you have connected to your life’s purpose and what might seem like hard work to others, is not hard work at all.  

It really is child’s play.

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