Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Some thoughts on hard work

1 Gary Sinise:
Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines

2 John Capuzzi:

A free lunch is only found in mousetraps

3 Liane Cordes:
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

4 Lee Iacocca:
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

5 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

6 Franklin D. Roosevelt: Quotes:
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

7 Thomas A. Bennett: Quotes:
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

I found these quotes when I was looking for inspiration and explanation about hard work. I am trying to make sense my continual movement into the working world.

Quote number one really speaks to my career experience thus far. My engines need a lot of work. I am still trying to find a rewarding career that pays the bills. I equate work to being hard and boring, I know that can be part of that, but I am still trying to find a job that I am proud of, one that I am excited to go to each day instead of dreading of going there.

I have had a lot of free lunches that quote two speaks of, and am trying to break free of the biggest mouse trap of them all. I really need to FULLY support myself. I want to not worry about having enough money to pay for gas, a night of delivery food, or the electric bill.

I really like quote number 7. I think it tries to explain that its all worth it, all the hard work and the the long nights are worth it. I hope to get to that point. I think I need to test myself and see how hard of a worker I can be. I am going to try and not underestimate my abilities and be to hard on myself.

Quote number five is what I really strive for. I really want to work to "uplift humanity" I am excited to work like hell and help others. I dont want to get to anxious but I want to find a good paying fulfilling job after Americorps, I am just putting that out there in the universe, but one thing at a time I suppose.

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