All to often, we come to believe that work is a painful necessity. It seems to involve grinding away at repetitive tasks and just surviving until quitting time. We only feel like we enjoy life when we’re off the clock. After all, there’s just so much you need to get done, and none of it can wait. But here’s some good news: It doesn’t always have to be like that. You actually can enjoy work.
Hard work pays off. That’s what we’re always told as we go through school, apply for jobs and navigate our careers. If our goal is to one day be successful, we must work as hard as we can to achieve our goals. This is the hustle culture we’re participating in today.
The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the sky is blue. Summer has arrived! But you’re still stuck in the office. As you gaze out the window with longing in your heart, your productivity suffers, and your attitude sours.
Welcome to the career blues…
Life is full of stress. Sometimes, it seems you can’t avoid it.
But what if it was healthier, however, to embrace stress by increasing personal productivity, and harnessing the energy of stressful situations to insure a successful outcome?
The pursuit of personal success is seductive, but it can consume you when you always want more. By all counts and measures, the desire to be successful is deep within our psyches. At the dawn of human civilization, during the time of untreatable epidemics and short life spans, success meant simply surviving. As humans became more sophisticated, the meaning of success transformed into indicators we could actually quantify: things like building a business, achieving artistic greatness, or changing the world.