What is work? The first think I think of is manual labor or any sort. Or maybe your brain went straight to your office, whatever that may look like. These days, with all the different experiences I’ve had. The different endeavors I’m working towards. I find so many different types of work, just thought of in different forms. I’m such a big believer in mindset and perspective if you’ve never ready anything of mine. Which brings me to this main point. No matter what you do, most likely it it will take some form of work.
Most people think work and they think their full time job, no matter what that looks like. The thing you do to make a living and pay your bills. You spent years of your life, most likely a lot to learn how to do that thing. (if you haven’t changed fields) Either way, you “go to work.” You may love it or hate it. Or maybe you’ve been in the groove for so long, it’s just another day in paradise.
Another form, is the kind you do when you go home. Homeowner or not, you have work to do. Things that take effort. You get to go home and fix something, clean something, maybe some chores or food prep. Everyone does it so much you probably don’t think of any of it as actual work, but would it not be? Technically all of those things someone else does as a service you could pay for. So it would be work
Maybe you have something you love to do, such as a hobby. I would guess that at one point, you had to learn how to do it. It probably took some work on your part to learn that. This was just something you enjoyed so you didn’t consider it work. But it took effort, probably a little concentration, perhaps some mastery depending on the level you wanted to be skilled at this thing.
Work is something that everyone does no matter what. We just don’t consider it work if we enjoy doing it. But in reality, even if you’re going to do something you enjoy, do you not ever say to yourself “I’m going to go work on this?” When we start something, anything, it takes work. We just don’t think of it as work. I’ve heard a lot in my life, but especially lately, if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. I agree to an extent. I agree to the point of, you’ll never mind working. We do work no matter what, its just a matter of how much work we do to master what we’re working toward to the point of being good at it to where it becomes enjoyable.
A mentor (from afar anyway) always says, “you open the door of opportunity, don’t be surprised when work answers.” I think this is brilliant. It seems that people believe things they enjoy are not work. In truth, you just enjoyed the work so you didn’t consider it as work. We might work really hard at our job because its require to keep said job. We might work just as hard at things we enjoy, but because we enjoy it we don’t consider it as work.
Work doesn’t have to be bad. It can simply mean you’re learning another skill or mastering a skill. Perspective really can change your life.