Lazy Sundays are the best... I like to use these days to rest my mind and prepare for the week ahead. And in turn, this gives me some thoughts and insights to remember and practice to better myself.
As I grew, I learned that if I treat my work as my passion, it doesn’t feel like work at all. It is so much easier to wake up in the morning and I can endure more simply because I am personally invested.
But today I realized the opposite:
I observed that when I treat my work as my life’s masterpiece everything will be great at first for a period of time. And then gradually, I become off balance and off my game. My mind becomes less clear and I am blinded. This way of working gives unscalable results. Good work. But not scalable. I simply will not have the endurance I need to consistently put out good work in good time.
Someone once told me, “We are not saving lives here. Go home and rest. Tomorrow is a new day.” So this next bit goes against what I grew up believing:
This work? Whatever work you are doing now. This does not define who you are. It’s just your job and you do what is right to the best of your ability.
And it doesn’t just apply to your day job. It applies to everything .
Your art? Parenting? A speech? A meeting?
These are all just semblances of your perception in a single moment in time.
Fleeting and infallible.
Put it out there and let it go.
Move on to the next.
I plan to practice this more and it will be challenging because it is the literal opposite of how I perceive my work. But I know it will be make me better in time.
I thank God for the patience of everyone around me while I figure this thing out.