Hard work is not the key to success, staying in love is
As a kid whenever I felt tired of studying and my mom got to know she would ask me to immediately close my book and take rest or do something else to feel fresh.
I always wondered why she kept asking me to stop studying when I felt tired and exhausted. Why my mother never asked me to push and work harder.
Now when I look back I feel the impact it had on me was the fear of performance vanish. Whenever I was doing some work I felt it’s ok to rejuvenate and feel fresh and then restart again or maybe starting afresh the next day.
These little things that our parents passively teach us are of much greater value in life than anything else. I never feared that if I took a break I would lose out on something big because for me taking breaks was healthy and normal and it did not signify that I was lazy or less capable or less hard working.
Don’t be scared of taking out
time for yourself to take care of your personal aspirations. Your personal aspirations, could be health, family, travel, learn something new, is as important as doing your core job.
When as a mother, to fulfill my personal aspirations of being with my son during his childhood, I decided to go slow and take a fewer assignment, it never made me scared that I might lose out on something big in my career.
Fear of failure comes when we are told hard work is the key to success. However, I strongly feel that the key to success is doing something with love, excitement and with a fresh mind.
Fall in love with what you love doing, again and again, by rejuvenating yourself as you go ahead. Hard work is not the key to success, staying in love is.
Take a break for a little fun, it’s okay.
Hard work is not the key to success, staying in love is.