For the love of work

"You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy."

Why this line so much caught my attention? For the sole reason that my current job had snatched me away from the things that I learn to love doing for the past three years, that includes this, blog writing. Not to mention my job somehow keeps me from doing some of my usual stuff like going to a mall for a window shop, or meeting with friends for a jog around the corner, or going to salon for a regular haircut... just like today! I am supposed to be out of the office as early as six pm and rush to a nearby decent salon to have a haircut but I'm stuck between demands and urgency of my work.

I did not post this to rant and fuss over a haircut that was missed. There's no use to rant, none at all, after all the years I've spent on this industry, where most people sat in front of their monitor for hours without even blinking an eye, where at some turn of unexpected events, people will be obliged to extend time beyond 8hrs and worst, stay 24hrs just to deliver what was committed to the client. I'm used to this but at some point I felt the routine tedious. And if not because I enjoy the job, I would just love to quit.

I love my job. I love my job. Does it sound like a chant? For some, maybe. But I just would like to stress more on the thought when you really enjoy what you are doing, when you really find joys on things however big or small, simple or complicated, you will feel blessed. Not to mention the gratification you'll get from it when your effort gets noticed.

I don't know why everyone keeps on complaining about the complexities and demands of their job when the simplest and best way to end their 'so called' misery is to just quit. You know, when you think you're no longer happy and all you've got is resentment, then leave, move forward. It's not healthy to stay when you no longer see the purpose why you're staying, when you no longer see what's the company/job has in store for your future. When you think you have already reached your maximum potential or that there's something preventing you from working out your capability, you might as well consider it as a go signal to look for a greener pasture. Don't spread out the bad vibes, keep it to yourself.

When everyone is asking why I'm still here, I just say I'm still good. But at the back of my mind, I do ponder some thoughts: I'm still here because...

- every morning, I woke up and found out I'm still thrilled with the thought of going to office (the excitement is still there)

- i think of my to do list

- i look forward to accomplish these tasks on my list

Enjoying your work makes it effortless. Loving your work always makes you put your best foot forward.


RicAdeMus said...

I am not enjoying work right now. It's too stressful. Priorities change so fast, we can finish nothing.

Nice to see you're enjoying work! =)

IamNoOne said...

Thanks Ric, you're still here :)

What industry are you in?

RicAdeMus said...

I do accounting/budget work.

IamNoOne said...

Financial matters, worst for me lol... I'm not a math fanatic

Teena in Toronto said...

That's great that you love your job.

Happy blogoversary :)

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