"If you want to achieve something, work hard. If you can't, work harder"
Hello people! Here am I writing a new blog post early in the morning. The first time ever since I graduated from Taylor's. So, in this lovely morning I shall write about something called 'effort rationalization'
What is effort rationalization? It is an act of thinking about your efforts to put into an action, prompting you to decide to put in more effort or to put in less. To put it simply, you think and control whether to work harder or to work less. This effort rationalization is a heck of a skill to master because you can make yourself more efficient by controlling the amount of effort you put into an action. Hence, no effort is wasted.
Another way to see effort rationalization is by relating it to stabilization policy in Macroeconomics. Sure, the economy and yourself has a 'self-correcting' mechanism to correct itself/yourself in times of boom and slack but it will be too slow. To put it in a personal context, by the time you realized that you are putting too much effort in winning the heart of a girl you like, you had already spent so much money and time for her that it is not worth it anymore. Hence, effort rationalization should kick in.
Effort rationalization is just like stabilization policy. Meaning while you won't go down as bad as it should, you also won't go up as high as it should. You are chained to not be at the bottom spot AND the top spot. You are trapped in the middle. You become average. Just like the economy, you are stuck in the middle income trap. Your life is good. It won't go down and to go up, it takes 'too much effort'. Complacency kicked in and you can say hello to the average life.
Look around you, no, look at yourself. Can you see the effect of effort rationalization in you? You can't? Think again, have you said this?
"Ala, B pon B la. Cukup ok la tu"
"Nombor 7 pon ok la. At least aku tak bottom 10"
"Perlu ke aku study lagi? Aku rasa cukup untuk pass ni"
You my friend is a victim of effort rationalization. True, it helps at times but this is abuse.
FOR ONCE, STOP RATIONALIZING!
GET OUT FROM YOUR #$%^& COMFORT ZONE
AND WORK HARDER DAMMIT!