Doing the right thing at the right place

“What you water is the one will grow. So, are you going to water the plant or the weed?” Ajahn Brahm

#A Reminder To Self

Quick and easy vs slow and tough

Fast food, quick meal, short discussion, easy money.

Don’t you think that we are becoming lazier? Yes, technology plays its role to make life better and simpler. But it also makes us lazier. Don’t you think so?

I bumped into a colleague and we were discussing about fruit. We have one thing in common, we are lazy to peel the fruit skin so we chose fruits which don’t require extra effort, for example banana.

In our busy life, most of us wants to get something done quick and effortless. Who doesn’t? Whether it’s eating food or get promotion.

But, after sometimes, I feel it’s less rewarding and I feel less appreciate when I get or achieve the thing I want. Or rather taking it for granted. As time goes, I’ll feel something is missing and I keep searching for “it”.

“It” is our effort.

Some people advised me that choose a job that’s rewarding because by the end of the day, you’ll feel some satisfaction or accomplishment. Sometimes the reward or the feeling do not always come in short time. But nothing beats the feel when you have it. So, no matter in what situation, have we really put effort into it?

1% of the effort can mean 100%

I’m sure that everyone has heard the story of Thomas Edison. He said,

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Most of the time, we failed to see that.

When we fail too much, we become discourage;

When our effort don’t seem fruitful, we become frustrated;

When we don’t get what we want, we become depressed;

And, when everyone told us to stop, we instantly agreed.

To put it simple, our belief system waver, and start to question whether we’re doing good or whether we’re still sane enough.

Sometimes,

It takes us one more step to try

One step closer to the destination

One more way to tell us that this is not what we want

One more wall to climb

The treasure is there, an we are just being tested.

Of course, I’m sure that we are wise enough to judge, whether the thing we do will harm us or others. And, I’m talking about reaching our dream.

To conclude, some dreams are not meant to be easy. But we chose that dream. So, let’s not give it up easily.