How would you describe your work ethics and why I should care to build it?

Insane. Relentless. Ruthless.

If you ask me for the real tricks for the overnight transformation of your work ethics, I have none. Even if I give you every possible piece of information to guide you towards a better life with a strong work ethic, you would get nothing at all until you put it into practice. A simple truth that everyone looking for a quick fix or a massive transformation needs to realize. Years and years of blood, sweat, and tears simply cannot be resonated with the bed of roses.

However if very few of you choose to continue down the road, here are the few among countless benefits you will certainly experience at one point of time or the other. The perks of having great work ethics come at any age and circumstances you have. As Plato said- “Truths are universal.”

  • You will often be asked to help others with their study or work. The choice to decide is completely yours but you’ll get the amazing feeling when someone at a similar level at the outset is considering you in a better position to tackle an issue.
  • Deadlines come and go. Exams arrive and leave. Assignments arrive and depart. Persistence beats almost anything on the planet. Even if your daily ritual for work is small, consistency really covers this up and you would have much fewer things to sort out.
  • Even when everything else in your life is falling apart, you are controlling the most controllable thing in your life which would surely be better than doing nothing at all.
  • You are rarely going to get advice to work hard. That would save a lot of hassles from parents, teachers, relatives, and others.
  • Missed classes? Got late for training this morning? Didn’t attend the lecture you were supposed to? Ironically, these are usually associated with poor work ethics but whenever you find yourself in any of these or similar situations, there is a very little problem as you could easily learn these things by yourself working as hard or harder than everyone else.
  • If everywhere you go had a shining plate where there is a gold plated name of the person outworking everyone in the place while doing his best, would you start doing your best? The truth is that in most places, people already know this fact. If you seriously build solid work ethics, chances are that you’re going to be the person people mostly look up to.
  • Anyone who is your genuine well-wisher will be proud of you. Those who don’t will have a hard time ignoring you as your existence is so powerful.
  • Winning spreads. Be it in the form of writing an article on the internet or creating anything that would be useful and help at least a single soul around the globe, you are already in a better position than most of the people on the planet. You respect, admire yourself more, and more with an enormous sense of self-esteem.
  • Time spend relaxation is more valued. Since you regard rest as a reward, it is much more valuable and without a single portion of guilt or procrastination.
  • You can easily take any amount of off days. Even if you go for a really long leave, you could easily catch up on everything soon.
  • You are in control of your life. You are doing everything you can to do what you can control executing your best. Doing your best is the single most important thing above everything else. Everything else is secondary. Focusing on what you can control is important but it is more important to simultaneously do your best. You could control many national and international issues if you shot down your president tomorrow but that is clearly not the best course of action. Outworking everyone is important but if you outwork everyone around but didn’t execute your best, it would make very little sense. Focusing on one day at a time is important but if you do not execute your best when you are on it, things tend to scrape off very soon. Execute your best. As Dr. Aryan said, everything else is secondary.



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Dr. Aryan

Author of The Work Ethic Sensation: Unraveling the Secrets of an Insanely Strong Work Ethic today