All Work Is Honorable

Ever had moments when you felt like you HATE your job? There is probably just cause for these feelings. Feeling a lack of respect, experiencing personality clashes with piers, saddled with overwhelming obligations, physical challenges, or as many other reasons as there are working folk.

Your dilemma is unique to you, and consequently if your experiencing pain, discomfort, or anger at work, your personally created hell belongs to you. What happens and how you define it is all on you, my friend.

WARNING: don’t become addicted to hell.

Constructive reflection will start the journey but needs to be useful, not vengeful or fuelled by self-flagellation. Is it the work, or is it the management of your work, is it the labor, or is it feelings of incompetence? “Things and stuff” happen to us; defining “things and stuff” is our prerogative.

You always have a choice.

“Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn’t from outside me but in my own assumptions.”
Marcus Aurelius,
Stoic Philosopher

Learn to respect your work. Take personal pride in your efforts; the efforts that you have mastery over. Find self-satisfaction in simple tasks, relish in individual achievement. There is dignity in all work. Regardless of what it is you do, daily work, at its core, gives you self-respect and currency. It feeds feelings of accomplishment, worthiness, and pride. It’s essential to a healthy mind and body.

Constructive cognition happens on your schedule and starts in your thoughts and beliefs. Pride in the things we do or grief for the moments we choose to regret builds within and every day presents us with an opportunity to overthink our current lot in life. Empowering or debilitating, these are the only choices.

Choose to Think World Class.