“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
—Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
Make sure your work, whatever it is, gives an indication of your passion, your creativity, and your spirit.
Be proud of your work!
If you are mentoring someone or teaching someone new skills, make sure that you take the time to teach them to stand back and look at their work accomplishments with pride.
This was something I started with my very young children when they started assisting with simple chores, like making their beds.
They were so pleased with their accomplishments.
I often watched them in their play (I am a play geek), concentrating so hard on what they were doing.
It was fascinating watching them attain skills purely by trying over and over again.
Playing is their work. Their work is playing.
This is their work.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said:
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music,
or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
‘Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.”
This was their work.
Our journeys through life take us down many paths.
You will have many opportunities to share your passion through your work, even if the path does not always seem clear.
Take any opportunity to share your knowledge, your passion, your skills, and your thoughts.
Pay it forward.
This is your work.
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