How many people have lost to the “Law of Slow Horses”
A friend in the construction industry came to tell me my bitterness at night. Talking about chatting with colleagues during the day, I found that the new graduates in the department were paid more than myself. Thinking that I have been in the company for almost 7 years, drawing pictures, raising funds, and going to the construction site, there are a lot of work that I should do.
“It’s so aggrieved. You said that I have been here for so long, and I have worked hard without credit. There is really no point in doing this shitty job.” Seeing his righteous indignation, I couldn’t help suggesting: “Since I have been so wronged, Why don’t you change companies?” He immediately stopped talking. Many people may know that the more business trips in the construction industry, the greater the development opportunities.
But my friend has never been ambitious. Every time the company arranges for him to travel on business, he feels too bitter. Either because of family problems, or to avoid business trips under the pretext of feeling unwell. Apart from sitting in front of the computer and mechanically drawing pictures every day, I don’t do any extra get off work, and I get off work and go home when the time comes. It is said that I have worked for 7 years, but in fact, my ability has been spinning in the same place, and my energy is obviously not as good as that of young people. If you mix it up, if you don’t pay attention, you will become the most cost-effective existence in the workplace.
I read a very heart-rending sentence on the Internet: “In this era, it is not scary for artificial intelligence to resemble human beings. The scary thing is that the more people live, the more they resemble artificial intelligence.”
Have you noticed that there are many friends like the ones I just mentioned around us? Such a person: He seems to work hard every day, never arrives late or leaves early, but he will never get a promotion and salary increase. Seeing the new young people running ahead of him, he felt the crisis. While holding the past “hard work book” to complain, while thinking about the way out. However, Kong has a full length of service and has no capital to change jobs. I can only jump into the endless loop of “complaining-continue to dawdle-complain again” day after day.
According to previous statistics, in addition to sleeping, people spend most of their time at work in their lives. Many people only think about getting through the 8 hours at work, but they don’t think about how to make it more valuable. Just like He Jiayan, a famous professional in the workplace, said: “When you dawdle at work, you are actually wasting your time. Because you think your time is worthless, how can your salary be so high?”
Want to get rid of the status quo but are too lazy to improve yourself, look down on the job at hand and can’t be irreplaceable. What looks like 10 years of experience is just the same days repeated for 10 years. Every day you muddle through is the biggest waste of your life. Remember the “slow horse law” in psychology? The lazy horse looked down on the hardworking horse one second, and was complacent about his cleverness, and was sent to the slaughterhouse by the owner in the next second.
There is a saying that is very true: “The rules of this world are like this. As long as your value is not as good as others, you will be ruthlessly eliminated.” In this era, elimination is like a routine. The time you waste in dawdling will slowly turn into an abyss that traps you. Allows you to watch others speed ahead, but can’t do anything about it.
Time is the fairest thing in this world, if you choose to pass it, it will pass you back. Every day that could have made you better, once wasted, never comes back. This ever-changing era will not wait for anyone to walk around. You can’t just do yourself well, you have to do better than others. To do a little more today than yesterday, and to be a little more proficient tomorrow than today is the greatest truth for ordinary people. Only when you have bowls and chopsticks on your body, can you always have food to eat.
Maybe you are slowly losing passion in your day-to-day work, maybe you are losing sleep because your career path is getting narrower and narrower… But don’t forget, the real tiredness of life is not the tiredness of hard work. It’s the anxiety and confusion inside. The greatest suffering in life is not the suffering of overtime, but the powerlessness and despair of facing life. When you actually start working on yourself, all difficulties will give way for you. The overtime classes you have done, the projects you have done, and the skills you have learned will all become your confidence, so that you will not be inferior to anyone for the sake of life at any time.