Let me give you another good advice “don’t work hard at your work, work hard on yourself”. I have seen people who put in 12 to 14 hours a day at work and then they go home and again hang on to their laptop. I was also one of them until I realized that working hard at your work will not get you what you want. If you work hard at your work you will make a career but if you work hard on yourself you will make a fortune. With all sense and logic, fortune is better than just a career.
Let’s face a hard reality, we focus on our work than on ourselves. We read reports after reports at work and we hardly spend time to read a good book which can change our way of life. We prepare and give presentations after presentations to the senior management and we hardly attend a training or seminar which will help us learn new skills. We give targets to our subordinates and keep measuring them but we don’t even have a goal in our life leave alone measuring our life. We talk about fun at work and we hardly speak or spend quality time with the family. We talk about project plan and we don’t have a clue on what we are going to do with this one crazy life. Life is too short to waste time working hard at work. My suggestion is don’t work hard at work but give your best at work and get things done.
If we spend more time in learning and shaping ourselves for future, we would do great in life. I have seen people who work very hard at their work and end up retiring working hard and penny less. Work hard on yourself, get a mentor who can guide you with his experience, start reading good books, attend seminars at least once a quarter to learn new skills and ideas, try something new every month like writing an article, learn music or dance. Conduct events and network with like minded people. Go for a trip and make new friends. Do some social work. Cut the TV and spend time with your family.
Keep working hard…on yourself.