Most of us have been trained to believe that if we work hard we will be recognised. At school, we are recognised with exam results, certificates and trophies. And when we start our careers, our hard work is recognised through pay rises, promotions and job titles. So what we end up working for is recognition rather than for our Selves.
When we work for recognition, it’s relentless. No matter how hard we work it’s never enough.
Yet when we are working for our Selves, when we our truly self-motivated, it doesn’t feel like hard work and then ironically, we are usually recognised.
Go figure. I mean really. The hard work is stopping to figure our Selves out.