A while back I read a short, succinct statement that has had me doing more than a little bit of thinking. The statement was, "How you do your work is a portrait of yourself."
How I do my work . . . h-m-m-m.
If I'm honest, I have to admit that s-o-m-e-t-i-m-e-s (I'm pleading for leniency and understanding here) I go about my work in a less than joyful frame of mine. I do a task with my monkey mind constantly playing bad tapes.
"I wish I didn't have to do this time-consuming, unpleasant job that keeps me from having time for something I really want to do."
"Spending most of my day doing all these blasted things that HAVE to be done doesn't leave me enough time to do things that give me pleasure and feed my soul."
"Why do I spend so much time dealing with the 'must-dos' day after day after day?"
Geesh, if this is truly how I go about my work, I'm not at all sure I like the portrait of myself. Looks like I'm needing to make some conscious changes unless I want to be painted looking like the Wicked Witch of the West.
How 'bout you? When you think about the statement, "How you do your work is a portrait of yourself," are you okay with the picture you're painting?
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