What is the ONE secret to enjoy hard work?

Enjoy hard work? Here is a guest post from our friend Hema Unnoop,Self Awareness - Hema's Journey

I had a post about her before Hema’s Journey, a story of self-awareness.


Now after a break, she is back to tell us about the secret to enjoying hard work.

Hard work can be a joy, especially if we see good results; it will empower us

to move confidently forward toward our dream. Work seems not as hard if

we are ambitious and love what we do. And It needs a Vision, a Dream to start with.



“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”Rumi

Here is what Hema has to tell us. Welcome, Hema

The ONE secret to enjoying hard work

I can hear you telling me,

“You must be crazy. Is it possible to enjoy hard work?”


We all want good things in life, but we aren’t ready to work hard for them. We aren’t ready to make the sacrifices to get what we want.

I remember having a love-hate relationship with hard work.

There were times when I would happily pour my heart and soul into assignments and projects. Other times I wouldn’t be bothered and let it slide.

However, in recent years, I have warmed up a lot more to the idea of hard work.

Did it happen overnight?


I’ve pondered over this idea for a while and discovered why I enjoy working hard a lot more now than ever before.

Here’s the secret.

Learn to see the promise of the future

I hear you again…

”How can you see a promise? That’s not possible.”

I beg to differ.

Let me explain and teach you how to see the promise and allow it to help you enjoy working hard.

This is the secret top-paid motivational speakers, real estate agents, successful businesses; architects use to make big bucks in their respective fields. They could see what they were capable of. Worked hard to attain their goals and now help you see a brighter future for yourself. They help you see what could be instead of what already is.

Nowadays, it is believed 97% of people quit chasing their dreams because it involves a lot of hard work.

But I believe the main reason people quit these days is because they find it hard to see a promising future. It’s not hard work that scares people; it’s the lack of promises that deters them from paying the price.

Why would anyone pay the price if they cannot see the promise?

But surely we wouldn’t mind paying the price if we could have a clear view of tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. Am I right?

If we were given the high assurance of how our lives were going to turn out, do you think we would hesitate to pay the price?

Of course not!

We hesitate ONLY when we are not capable of seeing what can be. We hesitate if the future is unclear.

It’s sad to see people toil day and night just to survive another day. No wonder they hate working hard and do it anyway.

What if you saw the promise of a bright future?

When my husband mentioned the idea of migrating to Australia in 2010, I was apprehensive at the start.

However, he was able to convince me by painting a clear picture of what was possible for us as a couple, as individuals, and what it meant for our future generations.

I have come to realize that was probably the key reason I agreed to give up my job, start from scratch, crack the books, and put myself through the paces.

Six years down the track, we are proud Australian citizens, own a business, starting a family, building our home, and have many more goals lined up for the near and distant future.

Wouldn’t you do the same if you were shown an extraordinary promise?

And wouldn’t you burn the midnight oil if you could see what was in store for you?

Wouldn’t you engage in the disciplines and thoughts if the promise was adequate?

Can you learn to see a promise and work hard?

Yes, you can. We all can.

It’s not always easy to see the possibilities that exist for us. We often have the habit of sabotaging ourselves. And we allow that little voice to stop us from going after our dreams.

We want quick fixes, shortcuts, and get-rich-quick schemes to make it big.

Word of caution: Avoid spending your money and time on seers or clairvoyants to help you see the promise of the future.

There are better and more practical ways to do so.

Here’re 6 ways to help you see the promise of the future

  1. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and your capabilities. People who can see your strengths when you are unable to see them for yourself.
  2. Be around people who walk the talk. Be around those whose thoughts are nourishing, positive, and uplifting. Those who commit to their dreams.
  3. Find yourself a mentor or coach who can see beyond who you are, and where you are at present and help you uncover your hidden potential.
  4. Attend personal development seminars and workshops. These events can help ignite your passion and fuel your imagination.
  5. Avoid waiting for inspiration to strike. Go out and discover all that you can do. Find ways to put your strengths to work and then decide what works best for you.
  6. Ask yourself the following questions,

How would I like to be remembered when I’m gone?

Do I want to be taken as a good example or a horrible warning?

Over to you

Hard work can be enjoyable if you are willing to see the promise and potential in yourself, people, things, and ideas.

Have I motivated you enough to pay the price for a promising future?

Are you ready to dig deep and find what’s possible for you?

I would love to hear your thoughts.