Here are ten rules for taking the hard way out of your job. They will help you to relax and have easy power.*
- Don’t get the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. Don’t strain so hard. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
- Determine to like your work. Then it will become a pleasure, not drudgery. Perhaps you don’t need to change your job. Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- Plan your work-work your plan. Lack of system produces that “I’m swamped” feeling.
- Don’t try to do everything at once. That is why time is spread out. Heed that wise advice from the Bible, “This one thing I do.”
- Get a correct mental attitude, remembering that ease or difficulty in your work depends upon how you think about it. Think it’s hard and you make it hard. Think it’s easy and it tends to become easy.
- Become efficient in your work. “Knowledge is Power” (over your job). It is always easier to do a thing right.
- Practice being relaxed. Easy always does it. Don’t press or tug, take it in stride.
- Discipline yourself not to put off tomorrow what you can do today. Accumulation of undone jobs make your work harder. Keep your work up to schedule.
- Pray about your work. You will get relaxed efficiency by doing so.
- Take on the “Unseen Partner.” It is surprising the load He will take off you. God is as much home in offices, factories, stores, kitchens, as in churches. He knows more about your job than you do. His help will make your work easy.
*Taken from the “Power of Positive Thinking” By: Norman Vincent Peale