Osho on Work
The more you work, the more you are capable of working.
We never work as much as we can, we never work to the maximum potential. In fact, at the most, people work ﬁfteen percent of their potential — and those are the very hard workers.
As I see it, you are not working more than seven or eight percent. The more you work, the more you are capable of working. The less you work, the less you become capable of working. Life has its own logic.
Jesus says, ‘If you have, more will be given to you. If you don’t have, even that which you have will be taken away from you.’ If you work hard you will get more energy. If you don’t work hard, if you don’t work at all and you avoid it, even the energy that you have will disappear. So whatsoever you want to do, do it, and do it to the optimum. And soon you will see that more and more doors are opening, and more energy becomes available.
Always try to reach more than you can grasp; always try to reach beyond your grasp. That is how one grows.
Osho, Hammer on the Rock, Ch 3