Proven Methods For Working Hard Easily

Here are ten rules for taking the hard way out of your job. They will help you to relax and have easy power.*

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Plan your work-work your plan. Lack of system produces that “I’m swamped” feeling.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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.
  6. Become efficient in your work. “Knowledge is Power” (over your job). It is always easier to do a thing right.
  7. Practice being relaxed. Easy always does it. Don’t press or tug, take it in stride.
  8. 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.
  9. Pray about your work. You will get relaxed efficiency by doing so.
  10. 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

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2 thoughts on “Proven Methods For Working Hard Easily”

  1. You hit the nail on the head with this one – the biggest point for me is finding a way to enjoy what you do. If you wake up in the morning dreading your day, you either need to change your day or your attitude. If you can find a way to enjoy what you do, whether that is at the office, running on the trail, putting in hours at the gym, you will enjoy the minutes in your day, not just the end result. It can be done, sometimes it needs to be worked on over and over, a new resolve to enjoy yourself everyday, every hour, every minute, as often as it takes.

    1. Maybe resolving the night before that you are going to have a great day, and saying that as you get up the next morning might help. At least it’s worth a shot. 🙂

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