Working Hard Will Never Make You Rich…Stop Wasting Your Life


Many are increasing realizing that the popular assumption that working hard brings riches and prosperity is a mere illusion. Maybe this assumption held water during the medieval period, but in our contemporary world, the idea to work hard or working like a slave in order to make real money has no element of truth in it.

In fact, it is a notion paraded by those (the new rich) who do not practice it to influence the minds of certain individuals to work hard while they would continue to be rich.

Have you ever compared how hard the average person (struggling to make a living person) works compared to those with real money?

If working hard like a slave brings any real riches/money, then I would have been a billionaire by now.

Until I realized that there is not truth in the above, I always had a minimum of 2 jobs.  During my College education days, I remember having 3 jobs at a point in time. I worked like a slave and was always exhausted. However, those days remain the lowest income period of my working life.

Becoming rich in life is not a short period enterprise. Richness or real money is as a result of a continuous accumulation of money over a long period of time. And since you cannot work hard like a slave for a long period to accumulate real money, it does not work.

How many of us are ready to work 12 hours a day (7 days a week) for 5 continuous years?

If Making Hard Will Not Make Us Rich, What Would Then?

I hope you are not thinking that the opposite of working hard is being lazy or doing nothing.  If working hard will not make you rich, it would be absurd to think doing nothing (being lazy) will make you rich.

In this regard, working hard and being lazy are not opposite but rather the same thing being considered from different angles.

Though I am not a millionaire today, my financial status is far better than when I used to work hard like crazy with 3 jobs.

Two years ago, I disposed the working hard to become rich illusion and bought into the concept of working smart. I realized that the people who are rich do not work hard like those who are making minimum wage.

Working smart is about doing things that produce real profits.  This is exactly what the rich people do and that is the only proven way you can make real money. The rich people focus on few selected things that make them profits.

Instead of working like a slave for a company to be paid an infinitesimal percentage of the profit with the actual profit going to the shareholders or the owners of the company,  why don’t you become a shareholder or an owner too?

The worst attempt in trying to be rich is to work for someone. That is absolute impossible and you can see why from here…

Can you name any real rich man who works for someone else?

What you have to understand is that, working hard or killing yourself to work long hours everyday doesn’t make you a better person or a more deserving person when it comes to money/richness.

If you want richness or real money, then it is all about getting maximum profits from the least amount of hours you put into work.

Being rich is great and makes it easy to afford the things that our world sells to us. However, what people like you and I really want in life is more freedom to do the things we are passionate about… And the simplest way to get more freedom in life is by working less and making more money…

So the next time someone tells you that you have to get a 2nd or 3rd job or you are not working hard enough and that is why you are not rich, tell him or her, it is about working hard but rather working smart.

Join the new rich by being a smart worker and not a hard worker.  Slavery is far gone so why enslave your own self?


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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Esq
I am a Hedonist, Contrarian, Traveller, Lawyer, Atheist, Thinker, Writer, Minimalist & a Professional Truth Sayer.


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  1. My brother, you are SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! You must be doing a lot of reading this past years And Think I’ve gotten myself a mentor!!

    1. I am glad you like reading my posts on here and hope to see you around here more…Thanks for commenting!

  2. Gosh! Even though you’re pointing out the obvious i’ll need to keep this on a regular to remind myself of this! 😉 Fact it the company I work pays out ridiculous amounts of money to the execs who do what exactly? They like to post their earning on our intranet. Its depressing how much they earn for doing Sweet FA. So what I realised is, no more f’ing overtime nonsense, i’m suing that time to study and look into business ideas. Nice one Mr Top V!

  3. I can’t agree more with u Vincent. Those who work d hardest physically get paid peanuts whiles those who work smart mentally make d real money. That is the Law of d Information Age. The sooner all employees grab this d better. I also recommend “Rich Dad Poor Dad” & “The Richest Man in Babylon” for further reading on the subject of money and wealth creation.