One of my half-day workshops that I present for the staff of organizations is titled: Take this Job and…LOVE IT! Some people find the idea of loving their job hard to swallow. I don’t.
First of all, it goes without saying that, earning a living takes up a huge amount of our life. I figure that anything that consumes that much of one’s life, should be enjoyable, rewarding, fulfilling, and meaningful.
Sometimes when I do the introduction part of who I am in a presentation to my audiences, I often start by telling people that I have the…
…“ABSOLUTE BEST JOB IN THE WHOLE WORLD”
I then put a question to the audience members and I ask, “How many of you believe that the job you have is the “Absolute Best” job in the whole world?” I can tell you that only on a very rare occasion do I get many people who raise their hands. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I do get a lot of hands raised, but it is definitely not very common.
I then emphasize that one of the ways to add a whole lot of consistent “Extraordinary” and energy and meaning to your life is by believing that every job you ever have is the best job you ever had.
Here’s the deal. Whether you and I have the Absolute Best Job in the world or not is not a competition. It is not that one person’s job is more important than another person’s job. It has nothing to do with how much money it pays. It is simply a PERSPECTIVE that each of us CHOOSES to have about the work we do. It is a choice based on the perspective that we have about ourselves, who we are, what value we have or do not have about who we are and what we do.
A key message I relate to most of my audiences is this:
If you can’t wake up in the morning and be excited about the job you have and believe you Make a Difference, you want to take the time to learn WHY and HOW to be excited about it OR “GET OUT” and find a job you can be excited about because…
…Life’s too short!
It’s all about the PERSPECTIVE you choose to have.
I find it interesting that you can have two people who have the exact same job with the exact same pay and you can have one who views that job as something they “Get To” do and another views it as something they “Have To” do. The only difference is the PERSPECTIVE they choose to have.
“Change your perception and you change your life”