Work Gives Satisfaction

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Anne Frank said, “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” Yes, laziness is attractive. The real question is: “How long?” As human beings, we are created to move around, not be incarcerated. But lots of people are living in a self-designed jail, because they don’t want to take risks.

The purpose of working is not only to make a living, but to develop yourself- your body, your mind, and your soul. A busy mind is a productive mind. A working mind is an active mind. An active mind is a creative mind. Yes, we work to earn a living, but it is more than that.

Think of what you get from your workplace, if you are lucky to be working for a great boss or manager: you meet great people, you exchange knowledge, you increase your social capital, and you expand your horizon. But when you are not doing anything, you are not helping yourself, but hurting yourself. You are hurting yourself because human beings are social animals. We are always in motion. If you are not in motion, then you are motionless. If you are not moving, you are dying. If you are not moving, you are wasting.

If you want to do something to better your life and you don’t know how to go about it, reach out to the people you know who can help you. Tell them what you want to do NOW. It is not going to be easy. Taking the first step is not always easy. Doing something for the first time is not always easy, but you can do it. Is it going to be scary? Yes, but you can do it.

Think of anything that is stopping you from being your REAL self. If you know it, change it. If you have been hanging out with people who are not supportive of your plans, it is time to say goodbye to them. They are not helping you; they are hurting you. if you keep them, then you are hurting yourself. It is your choice.


How To Avoid Being A Workaholic

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It is a good thing to work, but it is not good to do it too much. In today’s society, you are celebrated if you work 100 hours a week. But is it really good for you to be a workaholic? To answer this question, let us see what experts have said about how to enjoy your work.

Ovid, the Roman poet, said, “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” According to this quote, more is not better. But our society makes us believe that more is better, fast is better, fast is good, working 120 hours is productive. How ridiculous!

If you really want to do a good job, a job that will make you live longer, a job that will make more money for the company, and/or a job that will change your life and the lives of the people around, you MUST learn how to take rest.

People are addicted to their jobs for many reasons. They want to finish everything before their peers. They want to show to their boss that they have what it takes to be the next leader. They are forced to take their jobs home- whether they like it or not. They are doing it because they want more money. They are doing it because they want to show to their peers what they can do. They are doing it because they want to show to themselves that they are capable of doing more.

The question is: Is being a workaholic sustainable? For how long are we going to keep taking jobs home? What are we going to do about it? The choice is yours. Remember, you always have a choice to make things better.

You can cure your workaholic attitude by setting priorities. You should know what is important, and you should also know what is urgent. Not all that is important is urgent. Not all that is urgent is really important.

You can cure your workaholic attitude by not beating yourself up for not doing enough. It is not always possible to complete everything when you need to complete it. Accept that. It is part of life.

You can cure your workaholic attitude by paying attention to what you are doing. Try to learn more about your project before you start. When you do that, you save yourself from running into more trouble.

You can cure your workaholic attitude by acknowledging the fact that more is not better, that fast is not better, and that more is not quality. If you know that, you will not subject yourself to unnecessary stress.

Finally, if you cannot do any of the above things, learn how to meditate, exercise, eat right, have a good sleep, talk to good people, relax, listen to good music, or read some great books. And if you have to bring your project home, take rest before you start. If you run into trouble while doing it, don’t hold back, reach out to someone who can help you. With that, I submit to you to balance your work-life. I can’t do it for you, only you can do that for yourself.