Okay, so the holidays are a distant memory, the lean month of January (for many of us) has come to an end, what is left now – and it excites me tremendously – is the onset of production and productivity. Now we can get “back to work”.
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”
Dictionary.com explains the word “work” as follows:
1. exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.
2. productive or operative activity.
3. employment, as in some form of industry, especially as a means of earning one’s livelihood.
4. one’s place of employment:
5. something on which exertion or labor is expended; a task or undertaking:
6. materials, things, etc., on which one is working or is to work.
7. the result of exertion, labor, or activity; a deed or performance.If the word “work” conjures up images of drudgery and/or stress for you then you will NOT be optimistic and looking-forward-to-it. It is a known fact that 80% of people do not like their work. That also means that you are unlikely to spend much time with people that DO like their work. However, if you want to love your work, then you need to learn from people that do. I believe that sometimes we need to change our surroundings ; more often than not, we need to change our inner-world. My personal philosophy is simply this: Be good, or great, at what I do, every little thing I do, and then I (will) LOVE it.! i.e. Work so that you love it.!
Moreover, everything that has ever been accomplished was at first termed “impossible”, until somebody did it.!
February is sometimes termed “the month of LOVE” … only because on the 14th it is Valentine’s day. But for me it is a month I love because December and January are done and I can really get stuck into working: being productive, being effective, creating great work, earning money, feeling useful, learning new things, developing and improving my skills, taking on challenges and overcoming them, and most of all: to produce work that please my clients. I love my work.!
Thank goodness it’s February. Yay!
Happy Work Everyone.!
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi
PS: Read this for a bit of humour and hard truth on a tough subject: Myths about doing what you love for work.