“Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.”
― Anne Frank
How much of your time is spent doing work you really love to do? How much of it is great work. Great work is inspiring, engaging and energizing. Great work is creative and fulfilling, time passes by quickly and the work feels effortless, flowing and satisfying.
How much time each day do you engage in work that is good? This isn’t as creative as great work but it is work that uses your strengths and talents most of the time. It may take a little bit of effort to get into the swing of the work but once you do, you can work with few breaks and are motivated by accomplishment. It feels good to do good work. Your days are pleasant, moderately inspiring and those around you notice that you seem to enjoy what you do.
Lastly there is the work that doesn’t fit who you are or what you want to do. This is the kind of work that is drudgery that takes a lot of effort to engage in and do well. It may suck the energy out of you and is difficult to do the best work that you are capable of. You do the work because it is part of the job. It isn’t rewarding and takes a considerable amount of effort to start and complete the work. Those around you notice that you often do other things before starting in the work that doesn’t inspire you. Other’s will know because you’ll tell them that you “need” to do this work and get it done. You’ll likely wait to the last minute before starting and forget to check the work for accuracy. This kind of work is just non-inspiring work for you.
How much time to you spend of each day doing Great work, Good work and non-inspired work? Take the survey.
How do you think you’d feel if you could do more great work this year? What would it take for you to do great work?
Why would you do great work? Because there is a reason to do something great. Take a look!