For the past couple of weeks, this concept of “work” has become quite the topic. Everybody wants something whether it’s a job, a house, a relationship, lost weight, etc. But in this era, no one wants to put in the work. Everything is instant – easy to access that it doesn’t require anyone to do much of anything.
My whole life I learned the value of hard work and perseverance; NO, I’m not where I want to be, but I keep on pushing and praying. No, I’m not strong in my faith like I should. But I thank God for the power of prayer and that genuine people keep me uplifted in prayer.
But I digress…back to the concept of work. I will use an example. Like me, I want to lose weight; however, I can’t seem to motivate myself to do it or find the time. So if I don’t take the time do it, then I won’t lose the weight.
Another example, everybody wants a relationship. You do just enough to get that person. After you get that person, you get complacent and comfortable and soon stop putting in the work to keep them. Anybody can get anybody, but the hard thing is to KEEP them. A relationship is just a level below marriage. For years, I’ve heard people say marriage is hard work. What do you think a relationship, friendship, and everything else is?! Nothing in life is free or easy. If it is, SOMETHING IS WRONG!!! You got to give in order to get!! Then you have people to pray for God to give or to send them someone or something. But when you get it, you misuse and abuse it. You run from it…You don’t want to do the work.
I don’t think people actually grasp this concept anymore!! So for the last example is my favorite: school. People would rather pay others to do their work rather than put in the work themselves! Why go to school if you don’t want to take the time to do the work?!!! Why waste time?
If you won’t invest in yourself, why would anyone else want to? That’s just like going to work: if you don’t work or go to work, you won’t get paid. 0 + 0 = 0!!!! No time, no effect = 0 as the result.
So I recently signed up as a freelance writer, but I quickly learned that it was something I could not do it. I don’t want to do someone’s schoolwork for them. I did my own work, and I definitely did not have money to pay others to do it. But now, I have the confidence in some of my abilities because I know how to do/write a paper, do the research, etc.
I do not like to enable people – and that’s what I did. It’s not helping people by doing the work for them. They will never learn it for themselves. Then on top of that, that’s still plagiarism. If you get a job that requires you to demonstrate these skills in person, what are you going to do?
But I resigned from doing that….it conflicted with my morale. I know how to do what I do because I invested in myself along with mentors, friends, instructors, and others too. Yes, I don’t mind doing freelance for stuff like a blog, content writer, and all along those lines. But I will not do anyone’s schoolwork for them anymore!!!!
So I need to keep my word to myself – the only way for people to learn how to do something, you got to put in the work!!! If you don’t work, don’t expect results!!!!
I don’t mind showing or sharing with someone how to do things but doing it for them…that’s over.
Not only am I cheating them but myself as well.