“Life doesn’t have to be hard at all” – my reflection on a quote from the book by T. Ferriss

In today’s post I want to comment on a quote from a book I am currently reading, “The 4-Hour Workweek”, the author is Timothy Ferriss. Maybe this post will help you look at your life differently and change things for the better?

Here is this quote (my translation from the book in Polish):

“Life doesn’t have to be so terribly hard at all. You just have to believe it. Most people, including myself (in the past), spend too much time convincing themselves that life has to be hard, you have to work from 9am to 5pm, getting in return (occasionally) quiet weekends and the occasional short (at the risk of losing your job) vacation.”

It all depends on your attitude. If you set your mindset that life is hard, it will be. But you have control over what you think about. No one puts your thoughts in your head.

Think about life as it is beneficial to you. Choose positive thoughts, feed yourself with what is useful and what improves the quality of your life. Get rid of the beliefs that limit your development, and start living in accordance with the beliefs that support you.

We live in times where we are increasingly abandoning the 9 to 5 work system, and that is good and justified. Why work 8 hours when you can complete tasks in 3 hours and have time off? So called freelancers do well in life (well, maybe not all of them) when they get orders from clients, complete their tasks and can spend the rest of the day doing what they like to do, what they feel like doing.

You can read more about T. Ferriss here:


Think about if you’ve been working too long, does the 9-to-5 system suit you, or do you want to change it?

You might want to allow yourself the thought that it is possible to change the amount of work that is putting too much strain on you. The first step is to change your thinking and beliefs, or what you believe to be true.

I wish you luck.

Dare to live. It’s YOUR life.

Dariusz Łukasik (daretolive72)

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