Posts

Showing posts with the label enrich

Working Harder is for Chumps!

Image
Has anyone ever told you that to get ahead in life you have to work hard? I’m sure you have, but I’m going to tell you something radical. Don’t listen to them. To be totally honest, working harder is for chumps. Yes, you read that right, working harder is for chumps. Now I know that might be offensive. Don’t worry, that just means you’re still alive. Relish that fact. 
I’ll give you an example of what I mean. Have you ever read Animal Farm, by George Orwell? If you haven’t you should, but I’ll give you basic run down on one of the main characters. His name is Boxer. He’s basically the muscle and work horse of the farm. He believes in making things better for everyone and is willing to do what it takes to contribute. Unfortunately for Boxer, he’s not very bright. He religiously followed a mantra of “Must work harder” throughout the book. In fact, everyday he does work harder, while those in power continually take negative advantage of him, until one day, Boxer works so hard, he works hi…

The problem with communication is the illusion that is has occurred.

Image
-George Bernard Shaw.


It’s interesting how when you open up to people, they reciprocate.It’s amazing how shut in and closed off a person can be if they stop communicating with others.Have you ever noticed that most people don’t like to start conversations?A lot of people feel intimidated and out of sorts if they walk into a room filled with people they don’t know.And public speaking, most people fear that more than death, or so the rumor goes.Why is this?I think it’s because they are shut off from others, sometimes for long stretches where they never challenge themselves to try harder, do more, experience something new.
When you open up to someone, even if it’s only one person, you get a chance to learn about who they are, what they are interested in, and what motivates and inspires them.Just recently I was talking with a guy I know at work.We’ve known each other for a while, but up until now, before I mentioned I was learning to play the saxohone,I had no idea he was musically inclined…