7 Reasons Working Hard Keeps You Poor

Adam Del Duca
8 min readApr 16, 2021
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I hate to say it but working hard may be the worst financial mistake you are presently making! In fact, those who struggle financially usually work harder than the rich but still end up making less money and achieving a lot less financial success. This is because the secret to making more money is not necessarily working harder and here are seven reasons why that’s the case!

Reason #1: Working hard leaves no time to think

The first reason why working hard will keep you poor is that working hard leaves no time to think. Working hard usually results in stress and this is one of the major factors that dampen creativity. It’s also often the reason why you’re unhappy when you come home from work. Stress is a major indicator that you’re drained mentally and emotionally and it’s also a sign that you need to get some rest. Even if you are able to think when you’re stressed, it is often difficult to implement the ideas because your creativity is at its lowest.

Furthermore, working hard usually leads to a loss of concentration and focus. Doing difficult tasks are very demanding and there is a limit to how much stress the body and mind can take. Therefore, when you work too hard, you push yourself beyond the limit and become less creative. For instance, it is often difficult for you to find something you’re…