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.

4 Thoughts on “You make your choices

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