- While I was reading some articles, my attention was drawn into a sentence instantly carrying the weight of such profound meaning, prudence, and most importantly, pragmatic approach we all should very dearly apply in whatever endeavor undertaken. Yes, I am referring to a pragmatic sentence namely Hard Work Will Never Kill You! This compelled me to wonder how transformative and powerful the concatenation of few words possesses inherently if we make honest efforts to apply it purposefully.
- We have grown up hearing on many occasions about the time-tested virtues of dedication, commitment, loyalty, integrity, honesty, and truthfulness standing us in good stead when it matters most. There is an umpteen number of practitioners to vouch having never emerged as failures by adopting these virtues since times immemorial. These virtues are the universal laws of nature that do not change course come what may. Of course, slyly adopting a hypocritical approach to preach but failing to adhere will result in a boomerang effect though.
- Throughout history, all our elders, parents, teachers, religious heads, pious men, counselors, and the ilk have/will always extoll us about the virtues of hard work in no uncertain terms. No substitution for hard work is so deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind that most of us would assiduously work towards following the same in our endeavors in letter and spirit. Morality, conscientiousness, devotion, and focus are exceptional elements in combination with hard work that would do great wonders. No doubts here.
- Why it is then the humankind often gets carried away by avaricious dispositions that are bound to return nothing else but negative tidings rendering the life’s journey filled with extreme challenges/difficulties leaving no room for immediate redemption? As mentioned above, the law of natural justice does not differentiate based on human color, creed, religion, status, or beliefs. One need not look too far away from the adage as you sow, so shall you reap! One may call it karma or destiny or unlucky or any other name.
- Often hear people mention about being lucky or unlucky during conversations. However, there is nothing that suggests or proves that a lucky person would have earned everything on a platter. Being lucky can be simply defined as nothing but opportunity grabbed, and risk is undertaken confidently without fear of failure. Add to this mix the above-mentioned virtues, the recipe for success is readily available. Consciously abhorring the said practice and adopting dubious means is akin to inviting trouble which conveniently gets projected as unlucky.
- Therefore, I strongly believe and advocate that hard work in combination with the success mantra of the right virtues will never going to kill or burden us with unmitigated challenges. Simply because the laws of universe perfunctorily function in an established order not as per the whims and fancies of humankind but in its divine ways.