It's Monday morning. The alarm clock did its best to jerk the breath out of your body and your coffee cup is doing its best to put it back. There's no sidestepping the subject, it's back to work, and whether "work" carries you across town or down the hall, recess is over.
As you're mentally gearing up for your Monday (or, for that matter, any of the other 6), what is your attitude?
Thomas Edison summed up the ideal attitude toward work: "I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun." When Edison thought of work, he thought of it as an advantage rather than a disadvantage, a blessing rather than a curse and an opportunity rather than a burden.
A person can posess all the talent and ability in the world, but they'll never even be able to get out of their own way if their attitude isn't positive. Fortunately, you can pick and choose your attitude just as easily as you can pick and choose your socks!
Few things are as stimulating as a job well done. Dedicate yourself to doing your job to the best of your ability. When you're "on the clock," devote your mind and body to your duties. Whether you're in a lousy mood, under the weather, or simply had rather be on the fifth hole...none of that matters. Out of respect for your company, your coworkers, and most importantly, yourself, refuse to give less than all your best.
It won't be long before you fall in love with the challenges, the opportunities, and (hopefully) even the work itself.
Because of his mindset, Thomas Edison's recess never ended. And if you can tap into his way of thinking, you won't have to work another day of your life!
About the author: In addition to being a web publisher and writer, Joi Sigers is an Office Freak. Visit the one of a kind blog, Office Freaks.com, today and see what the fuss is about.
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