So, how to improve your work ethic?
First of all: stop talking and start doing
Look, talking about your goals isn't going to help you reach
them. I know I enjoy talking about my goals and
dreams as most people do but time spent on this is mostly wasted. Talking about your
goals and actually taking action towards your goals are two different things.
The funny thing is that it can feel like you are busy reaching your goals when you are talking about them, but in reality, you are
not moving forward. Let’s face the hard reality. It’s going to require hard
work to get there. Just pick one thing and go DO it now! Stop
procrastinating. Nobody else is going to do it for you.
Stop consuming, start producing
What are you going to do today that you can show to other
people tomorrow? Produce something. Look, checking your Facebook and Twitter isn't
producing anything. You are just consuming pointless information. Again, with
talking you are not producing anything. Therefore it’s not effective. Create
something. Nobody cares about the things you say or think. They care about what
you can show to them.
As a rule: spend more time producing then you are
Switch your mindset from consumer to producer.
It’s all about getting things done
We feel like we deserve something back whenever we have put
a lot of hours into something. But in reality, this is nonsense. I see this in
college, someone whining about the amount of hours he has put into a project,
but still has a bad grade. I've certainly done it myself. But the fact is, the
teacher doesn't see those hours you've put into the project. He will only see
the end result, and that’s what he’s going to grade. This works the same with
everything in life. People don't see your hard work, they only see the results.
Therefore, it’s better to focus on getting things done and produce so you've
something to show up for. Truth is, most people have never produced anything
else then they have been asked for or told to. If you are the one that has
produced something extra in his life, you will get ahead. Do more then you are
told to do.
We are in this crazy society where we get distracted so
easily. Sometimes we have to go back to basics and just focus on doing. There
are so many ways to waste your time. You'll have to focus and cut out useless activities.
Try to improve each day. You will start to live a more
congruent life, because you are spending more time working towards the goals
that are in line with you.
So how to improve your work ethic?
- Stop talking, start doing
- Produce more than you consume