Do you belief that the results we reap from our work is directly affected by our attitude towards it? The work environment is characterized by challenges, competition, failures, and successes. Whether the outcome becomes a success or failure, would depend on the personal philosophy of a person.
A person with a good work philosophy sees work as a way to improve the quality of life. With this view, people give their work due respect whatever nature of work they are in and in whatever level their career is in. A positive work philosophy gives pride to man’s most basic productive endeavor.
On the other side of the spectrum is the negative work philosophy that sees a job merely as something that provides money to put food on the table, pay for basic necessities as well as luxuries in life. People who see work in this view cannot see a job’s essence beyond the pay. It becomes difficult therefore to make long-term plans in terms of career.
People who work are called upon to answer the higher call of service. Service, specifically to others is seen as the noble side of working. It is about providing the best effort in the performance of duties and responsibilities by not appearing burdened for doing such.
People who exhibit joy in doing their jobs attract positive reactions from people they meet in the course of their work. Co-workers enjoy working with them, customers look forward to transacting with them, and management sees an ally in them. A pleasant disposition at work may not necessarily equate to complete satisfaction at the work environment but it manifests an employee’s adaptability to existing working conditions which usually have limitations.
Most kinds of work are already difficult in themselves and performing related tasks begrudgingly only serves to add to the difficulty. People should try to love their jobs. If is it proves impossible to do, then it is probably time to find another job.
About the Author:
Teresa sees work as one of the essential things in life.
Originally posted on January 31, 2013 @ 11:08 pm