We are striving to do more and more every day. We have limited resources, especially when it comes to time, and we want to make a certain amount of progress towards our goals. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but there is also pressure placed on us from others. Why are we really doing all that extra work?
Seth Godin’s post today reminded me of why I should be doing all that extra work, and it has nothing to do with anything outside myself. Instead, it has everything to do with providing me an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to serve. Like a muscle that gets stronger the more we use it, over time this approach to work causes a paradigm shift that can make a real difference in our level of satisfaction along the way. Most of us want to be happier at work. We want to do work that matters, be challenged, and be part of something that stimulates our minds, recognizes our talents, and rewards our contributions. If we found all this within ourselves, all because of how we approached our work, it seems like exactly the sort of habit that is worth forming, and could make all the difference in the long run.
- Do the (extra) work (pushingonthrough.wordpress.com)
- SETH GODIN: If You’re Going To Be Average, You Might As Well Quit (businessinsider.com)
- Book review: Poke The Box, by Seth Godin (referenceacademy.wordpress.com)