Are you filling your day with productive and meaningful actions that inspire you or with unproductive distractions that are bringing you frustration and despair?
In case you have not yet fully contemplated the illusive, obvious truth about your life, your whole life will involve working. So, some form of working is here to stay. You will spend most of your waking hours doing some degree or kind of work, either at home or in some form of more classical working environment. Your work will be an all-encompassing and inescapable fact of your personal and professional life, and it may take on many forms during different ages or stages of your evolution. Your fulfillment in life will be proportionate to the quality and quantity of your work. You will be solving problems, answering questions, tackling challenges, overcoming obstacles, filling needs, organizing chaos or simply moving objects for yourself and others the rest of your life, most every day of your life. If you don’t fill your life with challenging work that inspires you, your life can become filled with working challenges that don’t.
The quality and quantity of your inspiring, yet challenging, work will partly decide the value of your time and the overall level of your fulfillment in life. Your work, though, can be inspiring or despairing, productive or unproductive, fulfilling or unfulfilling. It is all up to you and your attitude or perception. You can do what you love and love what you do, or not. When you do inspiring and meaningful work, it will energize you and make you feel youthful or even ageless. When you don’t, it will drain you and make you feel prematurely old. As one billionaire once said, “Find out how to do the work you love to do and you will seldom, if ever, perceive your work as work, ever again.” You will love to work. And even ‘hard’ work will feel like you are hardly working.
Your work can be one of your greatest satisfactions and allies in life, or become one of your most frustrating enemies. And, if you don’t have your body or money working wisely for you, you may be unwisely using up your valuable quota of time. When you use your time wisely and make every day count by doing the work that is truly important and meaningful and that genuinely inspires you, you are left with more energy and time to spare. You will have more energy at the end of the day than when you started. Prioritizing your daily working actions and delegating other lower priority actions to others more qualified is wise. Working efficiently and effectively involves doing the right job and doing the job right and achieving results that productively serve and inspire others. We are here to serve and be served and undergo sustainable fair exchange.