How to Become a Hard Worker While Loving What You Do, Part 2

Love hard work

Now it’s clear that hard work is the not-so-secret recipe for success.

And it’s crucial to realize why, know whether what we do is worth it and how to give our best so that we can get what we want.

In the first part I wrote about the role of purpose and passion in our lives, and how important it is to love the work we do in order to have great results.

Here are some other things to consider:

  1. Go the extra mile

Not only do you have to work, but you need to do it more than others.

Leo from Zen Habits has been writing on his blog while having a full-time job and a family to take care of.
He didn’t have any free time. So he was working on his project early in the morning, during his lunch break, and late in the evening.
And he made it.

There are tens of thousands of examples of hard workers out there who’ve achieved a lot.

Programmers and app developers haven’t slept a lot while working on something new they were passionate about.

Top musicians didn’t get there in a year, it took them countless hours of practice.

You need to realize that hard work is the only way. And you shouldn’t fear it.

Instead, learn to work with it. To always have in mind your vision and why you’re doing all that.

Here is what Tynan says about that:

“Equally important is realizing that you will not reach your goals if you don’t work harder than you currently know is possible. When I was twenty or so, I was cocky. I told plenty of people that I’d be a millionaire by twenty-five. It was so set in stone that I would be a millionaire that I didn’t really even try. I was special, and people like me became millionaires. Special or not, I didn’t become a millionaire because I didn’t work hard enough at it…

Your mind must accept a very absolute truth: if you work extremely hard, you’ll probably get most of what you want, but if you work an average amount or less, you will not get what you want.”

And Napoleon Hill summarizes it this way:

“An important principle of success in all walks of life and in all occupations is a willingness to ” Go The Extra Mile “; which means the rendering of more and better service than that for which one is paid, and giving it in a positive mental

attitude. Search wherever you will for a single sound argument against this principle and you will not find it, nor will you find a single instance of enduring success, which was not attained in part by its application.”

  1. Dedication

Sacrifices have to be made.

It may be your free time, your savings, hobbies, nightlife, energy, sleep, or else. But it’s inevitable.

In order to have the body you want, you’ll need to give up on the food you’ve always loved.
If your dream is to be a writer, you’ll need to write all the time, every single day.

And when they’re not writing, most of the successful people in the niche are reading or coming up with ideas.

Tynan continues:

“Work seven days a week. Weekends are for suckers. Are you REALLY telling me that you’re not going to work on weekends just because everyone else takes those days off? Are you really THAT bound to the whims of the masses?

Work as many hours as you possibly can each day. Again, 9-5 is for suckers. Wake up when you want to (same time every day), go to sleep when you want to (eight hours earlier), and plan on working for almost all of the hours in between. I recommend one or two hours of reading every night because I’ve found it helps me sleep better, inspires me, and teaches me stuff that helps with my work. This is part of working smart.

But this doesn’t give you much time to do anything else, right? Yeah, that’s the point. The default should be working all the time. When you start off, this is especially true, but once you love work you can give yourself a lot more leeway, because work will be your favorite activity. Once you get there, you’ll effortlessly maximize your time, because your innate priority will be for production.

Can you take breaks? Yes. But NEVER for low-quality consumption.”

That’s how people do it. At least those who make something big out of their lives. And I believe anyone has the potential to do it.

  1. Make it a habit

The best way to enjoy the fruits of your hard work is to make it a daily habit.
Only this way will you stay consistent and see results.

After all, it won’t matter if you do the thing you love and go the extra mile only for a few days. Even a few weeks won’t take you anywhere.

What precedes success is discipline and learning how to get up every day and do the same thing – work on what you believe in.

Soon you’ll get used to it. And when it becomes a part of your lifestyle, you’re on your way to mastering it.

  1. Productivity

Another thing I need to mention is some people’s ability to spend hours on something without actually doing any work.

They lack focus, they’re thinking about completely different things and that’s why they get nowhere.

Being productive means working smart. Doing only the things that are important and eliminating everything else.

And nothing here works better than the way Tim Ferriss uses the 80/20 rule.

After figuring out the things that need to stay on your list and the activities that bring you the biggest results, you’ll no longer feel overwhelmed.

And here is some other stuff you can check out in order to become more productive, to actually get things done and achieve more in less time:

Productivity 101
Triple your personal productivity
Zen to done
The productive sprint

With these two posts I tried to cover the main things you need to know about being a hard worker.

Never forget that it’s all worth it because you’re working on something that matters, that has a future, that can change your life and have an impact on others.

Start working hard now. And make it your lifestyle.

That’s when you’ll feel more accomplished than ever, will find meaning in times and places where you thought it didn’t exist, and when you’ll feel happy, contented and proud of yourself.

And the best of all, is that eventually you’ll realize you’ve never worked a day in your life. As doing what you love can never be considered work.

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

Every day we hear about brilliant minds who have made their first million before the age of 25. There are even businessmen who reach success and experience the advantages of self-employment before they turn 21. This influx of young gifted entrepreneurs makes you think there is no room for startupers over a certain age in any industry. But is it really the case?

Seasoned business analytics and researchers say there is no ideal age to start a business. You can be a successful entrepreneur fresh out of high school, but it’s also not uncommon for people in their 40s to finally find their entrepreneurial path. However, 20s and 30s remain the most popular age for starting a business, and that’s what we’ll focus on today.

Why Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

1. Risk-taking

The importance of taking risks and accepting the outcome of your decision doesn’t need any explanation for entrepreneurs. As a startup founder, you will face risks every day, and this is where a person with more business expertise can encounter their first difficulties.

When someone is over 40, they’ve likely already taken big risks and failed. It means that they’ll be much less inclined to do it again. This is how older businessmen think they avoid complications, but that is also how they miss opportunities.

People in their 20s and 30s normally don’t have that kind of experience. They understandably have qualms about risk-taking. However, in the end, they usually decide to make a risky move, and there is a very good chance the risk will pay off.

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2. Knowledge

Those who launch their business after 40, usually have certain business experiences under their belt. They may have taken part in starting their own business or witnessed the birth of a business of a friend or coworker.

When you’re in your 20s or 30s, you may not have the same real-life knowledge of how businesses begin. Nevertheless, you have something much more important: the knowledge and skills you received at college.

The importance of college education for launching a prospering business is often overlooked. Yet there are essential things you can only learn in college, and that’s exactly the foundation you need for building a viable business.

3. Responsibilities

By the time they are 40, people accumulate a lot of financial responsibilities. Families, mortgages, car payments, and medical expenses not only eat up a large part of your budget but also make you much less flexible.

It’s a popular thought that businessmen in their 20s and 30s have nothing to lose. That may not be completely true, as some people start families when they’re fairly young. However, when you’re under 40, you have more freedom for making choices.

If you’re a forty-something father of three, your business decisions will be dictated by the risks you’re able to take. Young people have fewer things restricting them from making bold decisions and, ultimately, succeeding.

Related: How to Start a Profitable Blog – This step-by-step guide to starting a blog is a must for everyone who wants to start earning online and become self-employed. Having your own blog is the first step to selling products, making money from affiliate marketing, building a name for yourself, getting traffic and monetizing that attention.

4. Resilience

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If there is one thing experienced entrepreneurs would like every beginner to know, it’s that launching a business will be a journey filled with ups and downs. If you look at business success stories, you’ll see that each of them comes with their share of failures.

Impressionable young businessmen don’t react great to failures. Their initial reaction can differ, but it always includes disappointment, resentment, and even a desire to quit. If they’re lucky, their support system won’t let them quit. If they’re not, then the days of their startup are numbered.

It’s a different story with people in their late 20s and 30s. They arrive at the starting point of their business with an understanding that failures are bound to happen. It doesn’t mean that they’re completely immune to failures, but they are guaranteed to have a more mature reaction.

5. Technology

Technology is a vital part of launching a startup these days. There are thousands of businesses that only exist online. Even if your business is completely offline, technology can still be a valuable aid in the business development.

People over 40 may understand the importance of using technology in their business. They may even move their business online or take successful steps to foray into the digital world.

However, they will never have the understanding of technology of a 28-year-old.

Today’s 30-year-olds are not only fully familiar with technology – many of them are actually digital natives. These people have spent most of their lives with the digital world being an essential aspect of living. That is why technology-skilled young entrepreneurs are the future of business.

Conclusion

According to those who have a multi-faceted experience in business, starting a business at any age has its challenges. Entrepreneurs that are 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old have their strong suits and weaknesses. However, there are many reasons why the age between 20 and 40 is the golden age for launching a business. Take risks, learn as you go, use your forte, don’t let anything distract you, and soon your name can be part of the world business hall of fame!

About The Author

Christine Acosta is a content manager at App Reviews. She specializes in digital marketing and content creation. Christine is also passionate about startups and business development. She uses her degree from the Florida Institute of Technology to offer sound advice to those who launch their own business.

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