Say goodbye to “pseudo diligence”


  A few days ago, I communicated with a senior, and he told me a story.
  In the first year of graduation, he and a classmate entered the same company for an internship.
  In order to make a good impression on the boss, he is the first to come to the company every day and the last to leave. During the internship, he worked overtime until 12 o’clock almost every day. And his classmate, every day, pinches, and then walks. Two months later, the company’s assessment turned positive, and he thought he was stable. As a result, he failed to become a regular employee, but his classmates managed to stay in that company.
  He was very angry, and sent a comment on Moments: “60 days of hard work, but a joke!”
  After seeing this, the leader of the department sent him two business reports, one for him and one for that. Of a classmate.
  His report is densely packed with thousands of words, but the content is quite satisfactory.
  In contrast, the other report, although only more than a thousand words, is clear in logic and focused, making it clear at a glance.
  The most important thing is that in the column of strategic analysis, he only briefly mentioned, but his classmates pointed out the company’s advantages and disadvantages and the potential opportunities and risks in the market.
  It turned out that when he was so busy with trivial matters, his classmates had thoroughly studied the issues of strategy.
  On Douban, there is a group called “Killing Pseudo-Diligence”. There is a particularly heart-warming sentence in it:
  ”Behind the mechanical effort is a habitual movement of muscles. This seems to be diligence, but it is actually the brain. Laziness.” The
  biggest gap between people is not the degree of effort, but the depth of thinking.
  Without in-depth thinking, all diligence is useless.
  Just like my senior, he was paralyzed by his own superficial effort, and understood diligence superficially as “after 12 o’clock every day”, and ignored the diligence of thinking.

  It wasn’t until the end that I realized that I was just using tactical diligence to cover up strategic laziness.

  ”MacArthur Genius Award” winner Seidhill Mulinathan famously said: “For any organization, a certain amount of leisure is very important. It is not a waste of resources, but to make the system more efficient. In the
  same way, for individuals, we also need to leave a certain amount of free time for ourselves to think about recharging and improve ourselves.
  The writer Li Shanglong used to be a teacher at New Oriental.
  In the last year of working there, he made a request to the class leader: no class on weekends.
  A colleague persuaded him: “This way you will make less than four or five thousand yuan a month!”
  He gritted his teeth, but still said: “Don’t wait .”
  After that, every weekend night, other colleagues are busy rushing. When he went to the company to take classes to earn money, he stayed at home to read, watch movies, write reading notes, and think about his personal value and life direction.
  As a result, the education and training industry has declined, and his colleagues either have no choice but to lose their jobs or are forced to switch jobs.
  And he has become a best-selling author, earning one million every year.
  The depth of a person’s thinking determines the height of his life.
  Just like Li Shanglong, he is not like his colleague, and he is busy in the whirlpool of work day by day.
  On the contrary, he separated himself from his busy life, leaving time for himself to think, and constantly searching for new paths in life.
  The French thinker Pascal wrote in Caprice:
  ”Man is just a reed, the most fragile thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
  I think, therefore I am.
  People, only by leaving room for thinking in their busy life, can they listen to the voices deep in the soul and find the most valuable path in life.