The reward for working hard is more work

Takeaway: Have a good reason for investing in becoming more productive. Otherwise, you’ll fall into a common trap: that your reward for becoming more productive will be having more work to do.

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The other day, I was reading Haemin Sunim’s delightful1 book, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down. In it, Haemin, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, explores some simple ways that we think differently about work, relationships, and other areas of our lives.

While reading the book, one quote struck me like a ton of bricks: 

“A cruel irony: The reward for someone who works hard is more work.” 

The main reason this little snippet of the book struck me so hard was that, while it goes against the grain of much of what I write about, it’s also true.

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