Work… the great equalizer..the source of our greatest pride and self satisfaction. As a matter of fact, I would say that everything that we place high value on is the direct or indirect result of work.
Stop and think of days that you take most pride in. Can you think of any of those lazy unplanned days that…at the time were enjoyable..but now are certainly not sources of pride? Think of those days where you worked hard and overcame adversity and you’ll recall those days with pride. Even days that were a loss are recalled with pride for the effort..for th work that you put in. Unfortunately, lazy people have given work a bad name.
In reality work is the greatest source of pride and self satisfaction of any endeavor…even greater than the money earned or goal achieved from the work. Work truly is its own reward. I have never found a lazy person who is truly happy. I have never found a lazy person who is successful. Their aimless approach to life leaves them unfulfilled…convinced that their lot in life is a result of bad luck.
However, I have never met an ambitious hard working person who wasn’t happy… and proud and SUCCESSFUL. Work generates adrenalin and adrenalin generates energy, a positive attitude and a feeling of satisfaction. That’s the reason we always feel better AFTER we have begun working…AND the HARDER WE WORK THE BETTER WE FEEL. Think abou the days of which you’re most proud. . a day you spent working towards a goal…and achieving that goal.
Work is the price of life. Just like purchasing a car, the better the car the higher the price. The value of and quality of your life , your pride and your self satisfaction is a direct result of the price you’re willing to pay for that life in…WORK.
Work produces energy…pride and self satisfaction…AND the achievement of the goals you have set for yourself. Work hard in life and at the end of the day, the end of the week, the end of the year…the end of your life…you’ll be most proud of the fact that you worked hard to achieve your goals. You’ll have that special pride that comes from knowing that you EARNED THEM THROUGH YOUR WORK.
WORK…ITS ENJOYABLE… AND IT IS ITS OWN REWARD.
President of Maintenance Engineering