Why Doesn’t Hard Work Bring Me Success? – Sadhguru Answers

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Just working hard doesn’t do things in
the world, this is the biggest problem. Right from your childhood, your parents
taught you, if you study, how much do.. how should you study? Study hard. If you work,
how should you work? Work hard.You do everything hard. If you do things
hard, things won’t happen. It’ll become a donkey’s life, just doing
everything hard. Nobody told you, you must study in joy, nobody told you you must
work in love, they told you you must do it hard.
They made their lives very difficult for themselves. Now they are
ensuring that your life becomes difficult too Why do you work hard ? What are you working hard, if it’s hard
give it up. If you can do it joyfully, you do it, otherwise don’t do it, isn’t it?
isn’t it so? If you’re going to make yourself miserable in the process of
working, what use use is your work to yourself or to anybody around you. You
just sit at the temple gates and beg and eat, it’s better. Somebody will throw you
one rupee, two rupee. You eat out of it. At least that you do joyfully, sit there
happily, eat what people throw into your bowl. If you are going to make it so hard
for yourself, I am sure you are making it very hard for everybody around you, isn’t it?
if you are going to spread misery in the world, it’s better you don’t do anything.
if you are going to spread joy in the world go and do as much as you can.
Now you work hard, just because you work hard, things need not happen and they do
not happen. One day it happened. Can I tell you a joke? Shankaran Pillai’s old
ambassador wouldn’t start. Does anybody still own ambassador? No? All of you evolved
out of it His old ambassador wouldn’t start. So he
went home. He had a kitten at home He brought the kitten, harnessed it to the
ambassador, said go let’s go, let’s go People looked at this and said, are you
crazy? Can this little kitten pull the ambassador
car? Generally it takes God to move this car. What are you doing? Shankaran Pillai
said, “Don’t you fool yourself, I have a horse whip”. You believe.. you believe you can
do everything hard and it will work. It will not work just because you do it hard.
You must do the right thing, only then it works, isn’t it? If you do not do the
right thing, it does not work. People who are successful are successful not because
necessarily they work hard, they just know what is the right thing to do with
their kind of job. That’s why they are successful. Another day Shankaran Pillai fell into the septic tank.
I want you to imagine, right up till here in filth. Please imagine and see. He tried
to get out desperately. He couldn’t. Then after some time, he started screaming
“Fire, Fire, Fire”. Neighbors heard the fire screams, called the fire brigade. The
firemen came and looked everywhere, no fire. Then they found him in the septic
tank, pulled him out and then they asked “why were you screaming fire?” Then
Shankaran Pillai retorted “if I said shit shit, would you come?” You must do the right thing, otherwise it doesn’t work.
So just working hard will not do you must do the right thing, otherwise it
doesn’t work

 

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