I caught myself recently working on a project and I was moving along faster than I had planned. Since the work was going more easily than I had anticipated, I started thinking that I must not be doing enough or being as thorough as I could be. So I added three useless steps to my process and slowed everything down.
If you think that sounds crazy, so do I. Yet how many times do you buy into the thought that anything worthwhile requires a struggle? Part of the American Dream tells us to work hard and we’ll be rewarded. But if we can manifest a life of our choosing, can we manifest ease? Can we really do as Timothy Ferris describes in his business book The 4-Hour Workweek? Can we really be successful if we’re not having to put in major hours?
Taking that a bit further, can we have a career that we love? There is a societal belief that work isn’t fun; rather it’s something that you endure to make a living. Lightworkers, can you accept that work can be fun and easy?
If you can’t, I challenge you to read The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. Retrain your mind to expect less stress and more joy in your work. My father always said, “Work smarter, not harder.” That’s one piece of advice I intend to keep.