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Work hard and work smart

I heard from few bosses that if their managers and teams stay late at work daily is a good sign. The company wants productivity and result. Thus, this demand builds a culture in the company to slowdown the process so that the workers can take their sweet time to complete the task at night. Most of the worker who are ready to stay back are those “money seeker” , while some others who want quality life would resign and look for jobs else where. What is happening? The company will nurture a group of low performer who just can’t work with speed.


On the other hand, +a company that encourages “efficiency” and “productivity” without overtime would train the workers to be responsible on timeline productivity. If the work load is high, they will learn to plan and delegate so that they job can still be completed without overtime. The culture of working becomes aggressive and fast. Thus, the worker who can’t enjoy overtime paid would resign and seek employment elsewhere.


Success in an organization is not always working hard. Dragging a job to extra hours is just a symptom of “Showing” the boss that I am working hard. The result of such working habit will give rise to unhealthy lifestyle which resulted in various ailments upon retirement. Statistic has shown that many companies with “unhealthy” working habit of staying extra hours everyday would contribute to the “rising of medical bill” which in return will make the company suffer.


Success in life is the ability to gain wholesomeness in all area of life. You can be “Praised” by the management for staying back late at night, you can also be cursed by your children and spouse for not caring about family wellbeing. The choice is yours. Yes, balancing is everything. You have to understand that you need time to go for sports, socializing and spiritual commitment; so that you can gain more “energy” and “fitness” to work for the company.


I have seen company which “stress” their salesman who can’t produce result with mid might struggle. All the salesperson come to the office with the sign of exhaustion and moody the second day. For sure, they would not be able to carry out their sales activities with enthusiasm.

Wisdom for sharing

Working hard with overtime is a good sign for career success but it might not benefit us in the long run when your start having all sorts of “health problems”.


The danger of saying “yes, it’s OK”


Some people think that “saying yes” “I am fine” is a sign of positive attitude. When we know something is not right, acknowledge it and don’t cover it. Your truthfulness of revealing the problems would enable you to seek help and support before it is too late for remedy.


For example, when you know that your car is having battery problem. Don’t say, it’s OK. What happen if your car breakdown halfway? You would trouble your family members. Your appointment would be canceled.


In our success journey, we need to learn about “problem solving”. First, we must admit that we have a problem to solve. Spend time on problems might be stressful and painstaking, but it is the price for a “sweet success” The more positive you are, the more problems you are going to resolve. Don’t run away from problems. Don’t cover the problems and don’t ever say “I am OK’


Spend few minutes a day for personal review. Think of those problems that “make you problematic”. Ask yourself sincerely, why you still not able to attain your goals in life. Why people don’t like you. Why you don’t have time for sport, for family etc. The more you resolve these problems, the higher your success will be.


A person who want to attain “great” dreams in life will always having more problems than those who just want to live a normal life. For example, an MDRT producer in insurance surely has more challenges and problems than normal insurance agent. The top officers in any company definitely have more problems that the junior staff. In this aspects, saying and expressing “I have a problem” is indeed a good sign. It is the starting journey towards “change” and improvement. As the saying goes, the change is to improve. If you have no problems, no obstacles and no challenges, you might don’t see the changes in you.


Don’t always say “I am OK” all the times. As far as your dreams still in stumble with all sort of challenges, you need to say “I am not OK yet”  Most motivator who train their participants to shout, I am great, I am happy, I am positive is just to supply the participants with more “power” to go through challenges and problems. Most people feel so good about the seminar and do nothing to “explore their problems.” They actually was mislead by the motivator, that they are actually OK. This is the first confusion most people have when they attend “motivational seminar”. After few weeks, the problems keep accumulating and they start to feel “down” again.


A good personal development program is able to build a balance between positive thinking and problematic thinking. Positive thinking is to build your self esteem while problematic thinking is to activate your awareness towards better life solutions and help you to overcome all those problems.


Success Wisdom

Positive thinking is not to neglect your problems. You need to know that, problems are good for success. How you handle them and how you manage them is important. When you become so positive that “everything is all right” you will become a man with more problems.


“Success without responsibility” is useless


One time ago, I met with a woman who has a great desire to set up her own business. After marriage, she was tied up by the family commitment. Even so, she read all the great books on success. She even spends time on learning various skills that contribute towards her business success. When all her children have grown up, she started to set up her business vigorously.


The first tastes of profit that come to her enchant her spirit so much. She put in 101% of her time in the business. She only back to her house once while. Most of the time, she would sleep in her office compound. The sad thing is, she spent all her money on business reinvestment and has nothing left for her family. She managed to buy a new car, new machine; but she lost her family. She decided to divorce her husband and think that she is independent enough to handle her own life.


When success was colored with pride, ego and selfishness, success becomes meaningless. The first thing we need to ask ourselves, why we want to achieve success? If your answer is to prove your greatness, enjoy luxurious life, and totally forget those that you love.. your children, your spouse, your parents etc, I would suggest that you better keep low profile lifestyle and don’t work so hard. In other words, you are not fit for great success.

In the journey of success, we have to define the meaning of success in our own perspective.


Everyone has their own responsibility to fulfill. If you tend to focus on your financial success and totally neglect the needs of those you serve, either financially, emotionally or physically, success is just a problem in your life. You might be looking good from outside, but you are cursed by your love one, your children and your parents. What is the meaning of success if we cannot share the fruits of success with those we love?



If you want to make success a meaningful venture in your life, always share the fruits of success with those you love. In such manner, your family would not grumble even if you can’t spend time with them. Sadly, some wealthy people spend money and time in the golf club, in the spa, in gambling etc. When you forget about your family, you start to lose everything again. This is why some people lost balancing in life and turn million to zero. They aware that success is a holistic adventure, not “one way ticket”.


Wisdom of success

Learn to serve and not just suck everything you earn for your own comfort and wellbeing, Understand that success is a multi-perspective adventure. You can’t judge your success from one perspective only.