If we make ourselves goals, that if accomplished will not make much difference to our lives, then we may as well spend our time watching movies, soccer games and shopping. The goal must be so ambitious it must scare you and if achieved your life has to change for the better. This then means that a lot must be at stake it you do not achieve your goal. Once a lot is at stake for not achieving your goal, an adrenalin gets pumped out to assist your system to have the stamina to work hard enough to achieve your goal. You cannot be working hard within your comfort zone and without feeling stretched, as stretching out of your normal capabilities helps you to reach out towards your ambitious goal.
Last but not least, Hard work must hurt, for if it does not hurt, its not hard enough. If your hard work does not hurt, it means you are still cruising at your normal comfort zone. If you give whatever is within your comfort zone and you do not stretch yourself, then it means you will accomplish results that will keep you at the same level as you were before. The more you stretch yourself and learn about your new capabilities, the more it hurts, and the more your achievements will take you to the next level and make you accomplish your ambitious goals.
Hard work must hurt in two ways, firstly through the sacrifices you make (of the things you really love) to create time for hard work, and through the effort you put in that makes you feel the pain, for it is at that point that you can say are working hard towards a particular goal.
One Professor said, “the pain of failure must be more than the pain of studying” when he was encouraging his students to aim to pass the exams.
As we work hard, we must make sure that we don’t only feel tired at the end of the day but we must carry with us the pain of anticipated failure in our studies, in our work and in our careers and always make sure that you can feel the appropriate pain that will enable you to succeed. The well-known phrase, “No pain, No gain” is very true.
So indeed, “Hard Work: if it does not hurt, it’s not hard enough” Sindi Zilwa