Work Harder on Yourself Than You do on Your Job

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your Job”

Wise words from the late, great Jim Rohn, who was an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

But what does that mean?

Well most people, if they are employed, get up and go to work and spend 8 hours or more in the workplace, working hard for someone else.

There is nothing wrong with that and that’s what most of us do across the world.

If you are reading this and you genuinely love your work and where you are and the people you work with then congratulations…you are in a fortunate position that most never attain.

The cycle repeats, day after day, week after week, year after year even.

A third of our day is spent at work.

A third of our day is spent making someone else’s goals and visions come true.


How much time do you spend working on yourself?

How many books did you read last year?

How many seminars did you go to?

How many extra classes did you attend?

How many times did you exercise last year?

Have you written your goals out this year?

Most people go to work and never think about working on themselves, which of course is the most important thing, we’ve got in this world.

This is true for our health, as well as our minds.

Rushing out the door, coffee on the way and grabbing whatever for breakfast is not taking care of your body.

Sacrificing your heath and well-being for someone else just to pay the bills…

…that isn’t living a good life.

I’m not telling anyone to not work hard at your job.

In fact, I’m saying the opposite.

Work hard at your job and be proud to do that but WORK HARDER ON YOURSELF FIRST.

Make yourself a priority.

Taking daily action to improve yourself in every area of your life.

Start a plan to improve your health if you need to.

Start a plan to read, learn and educate yourself more on whatever subject you desire. Learn that new language you’ve always wanted to learn but never got round to it.

Feed your mind with positive information that will motivate and inspire you. If you want the exact opposite of this, continue to read the papers and watch the news.

Sorry but you know it’s true.

As you begin to work harder on yourself, your output in your job will increase too so everyone wins here.

When you work harder on yourself, every area of your life improves.

Your health, finances, relationships, family.

Make a commitment to begin working on yourself today.

It will be the best investment you ever make.

Have a great Monday and an even better week.

Gav 🙂

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