I came across an interesting article recently about a guy who has been studying for 15 years why people hate their jobs.
According to him, basically 70% of people hate / aren’t satisfied with their jobs.
These are typically the same people who gossip, feed into drama and exhibit jealously, envy and resentment.
They are no-getters but will not do anything to change it.
Instead, they will sit on their phones scrolling through Instagram and gossiping on Facebook.
I would imagine that nobody wants to end up in this position.
No-getters are easy to spot because of the language they use.
Here’s a small list of the words no-getters like to use:
- Silver Spoon
Some of their favorite activities include:
- Playing on their phone all day.
- Watching TV all day.
- Standing in line to buy the latest pair of shoes.
- Sleeping in.
If you desire to be a zombie, that’s fine by me.
For those who want to learn how to be go-getters, read ahead.
1.) Don’t Trade Your Valuable Time For A Paycheck
Trading time for money is one of the greatest restrictions you can put on your income.
You can only work so much.
If you’re young, 16 hours.
If you’re older, 8 hours.
If you’re paid salary or hourly, this puts a cap on your income.
Why would you want to restrict your income like this?
Not only will you never become wealthy trading time for money, but you will also never become free.
Work 50 weeks a year for just 2 weeks of vacation?
Work 40-50 years, retire for 10-20 years and die?
It sounds like a lot of people make deals with the devil.
Time is you most precious asset.
You should aim not only to work hard, but smart as well.
2.) Tough Times Make Tough People
If you want to get anywhere in this life, there are times you will need to endure!
Everyone will go through their own version of tough times.
Your best policy during these times:
Endure and ignore.
Hard times are like waves on a beach.
They come in, crash and slowly recede.
Don’t get worked up as it is an inevitable part of nature and life.
Without downs, there are no ups.
This is Why Happiness Is Temporary.
Embrace the fact and enjoy the journey.
It will make you who you are meant to be.
3.) Ignore Naysayers
Most people you speak to are going to be no-getters.
When you speak to no-getters about your plans, they object.
They have every negative thing in the world to say about anything.
This is why you should keep your grand plans to yourself.
When they see what you have done, they will ask you how you did it.
As if some miracle happened in your life.
Little do they know, it was all hard work.
Ignore the naysayers and stop seeking approval.
Approval is for dogs.
4.) Be A Producer, Not A Consumer
If there’s one thing all no-getters have in common, it’s this:
They are consumers.
While material possessions are fun, they do not fulfill.
When your fulfillment depends on material possessions, you become a victim of the hedonic treadmill.
If you aren’t familiar with this term:
“The hedonic treadmill is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.”
Up, down, up, down.
The no-getters life endlessly consists of work, perpetual debt and gluttonous consumption.
Go-getters produce things that the no-getters consume.
I’d rather be a producer than a consumer.
Occasionally, I will treat myself; only when deserved.
5.) Learn The Ropes
“Hey man, I want to start this business but can you tell me where, when and how to do it?”
There isn’t a single sure-fire way to learn it all in one place.
You must learn from everyone and everything.
Then, compile it all in an advantageous way.
Whatever you end up doing, it’s imperative you become an expert.
Be the best you can be.
To be the best you can be, you first need to learn from the best.
This is why I love books like:
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
- Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Third Circle Theory by Pejman Ghadimi
(I didn’t link Think & Grow Rich because the original version is harder to find. If you want to read it, you will have to find it yourself.)
These books will inspire you to think differently and open up doors to things you never thought were possible.
Knowledge is power my friends.
Go get it, stay hungry and seize the day.
Until Next Time,