Working on Purpose... Take this Job and Love Itby Brian McDermott on 07/06/11
We invest way too much of our lives at work to be miserable while we're at it. And yet, we all know people who spend more time complaining than performing.
The most common refrain I hear sounds something like this: "If only I could find a job that had real meaning and value, then I'd be happy."
I understand that sentiment. There are jobs that challenge even the most positive and optimistic among us. I've poured hot tar on rooftops on 90-degree days and loaded newspapers on trucks at 3 in the morning... and complained. But I was raised by a man who had a lifetime of tougher jobs, and yet he brought a sense of passion, purpose, and pride along with his lunch bag to every one of those jobs pretty much every day. (Thanks for the lifelong lesson, Dad.)
Now I watch for people in those potentially spirit-deadening jobs who find a way to soar and make a difference nonetheless. They are reminders.
Here's one. Watch, enjoy, and wonder...
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Make a Difference,