I don’t know about you, but recently, wherever I go (restaurants, shops, visit offices of clients) I am stunned how many people work at a job and have absolutely zero passion about it. No juice, no life, no love, no passion in the job. They simly do not bother, do not care.
I remember, early 90ties, when I started to work at my first job. I loved it. I was so keen on learning. Then, after some years of working I ended up at a job that I considered a mistake. At least from my point of view. I did not care about the job, the company, my colleagues. It was a waste of time for everybody, but the biggest waste of time for me. At that time I did not realise I was my own enemy. I took the job for the money, but lost much more. I lost the precious time.
When I see all those people wasting their life, being miserable at their job, spoiling the mood for everyone and mainly themselves, I feel sorry for them. I have been there, I have done that. I know what it feels like.
Here is my message to all those sour, unhappy, demotivated people — You will be miserable and frustrated until you understand and accept that YOU are in charge of your life and your choices. You control you, nobody else.
Years ago, I was told this inspiring story.
A general manager (our longtime client) was looking for a new assistant, secretary. He spent a long time looking for one, but could not find the right person. One day, he stopped at a motorest for breakfast. It was quite early in the morning, very few people around. There was a waitress, setting tables, preparing the restaurant for the day. The way she was working, waiting on the guests, talking to people, all that with a big smile, enormous passion and enthusiasm.… Our client asked her for her contact and soon enough invited her for an interview. She was excellent and she was offered a new job, much better paid, by the way.
If you do a job, any job, do it with passion and care. Find something you like about the job and that will help you appreciate it. If there is nothing you like about the job, please, do every one a favour (including yourself) and leave. Someone else may do that job better, with more love and care than you. Find yourself something you are passionate about and care about. You never know who is watching you, you never know what opportunity is round the corner.