Why Work Hard?

Have you ever been told that working hard is hard labor? A labor of misfortune or even a curse? Yes? Then let me tell you this: when you work, you give back to Earth. You complete Earth’s cycle. You fulfill the task that was bestowed to you when you were born.

In fact, work is love made visible. It’s empty without it. When you work, you’re loving life. In other words, working is one of life’s biggest joy. It’s a key to happiness and life’s innermost secret.

But, if you regret being born and think that working is a curse then all your huffing and puffing will be hard and for nothing.

Life is bright when there’s passion. And, dark there isn’t. When you’re in this darkness, whatever you make will only be half as valuable. But, if you’re passionate then you’ve discovered the secret. If you haven’t found something you’re passionate about then release yourself from this pain and find something you love. If not for you, do it for your children, for humanity, for Earth.

So, what’s it like to work with love? Kahlil Gibran explains:

“It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.” It is to give everything you make a piece of your heart knowing that “the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.”

Once you acquire this perspective, life be sweeter. The breeze, cozier. Your walks, merrier. And your neighbors, happier.

You’re a hard worker if you can turn the alphabet into Romeo & Juliet, turn paint into the Sistine Chapel and wind into Beethoven’s Symphony. But if you do it for money, then even your food will be tasteless.

To your success,
Nikhil Mahadea