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Four Reasons to Get a Loving Attitude Toward Work — 55 Comments

  1. All of these reasons are great but I think that todays day-in-time we need to be overly happy and thankful about any job we carry and most definitely have a loving attitude towards it because there are so many out there who do not have jobs – and would love to be in ‘your’ place. (not “you” personally, just anyone w/a job in general)

  2. I was very lucky for a few years to ADORE my job. It was not easy work and we put in 50+ hours/week in hopes of getting promoted frequently, but I loved the challenge, and I loved my coworkers. I haven’t loved every job since then quite as much, but I always try and find the positive to make it through the day πŸ™‚

  3. The way I see it is that you’re going to be doing it your entire life – you might as well learn to love what you do or do something you love.

  4. It’s sad when your boss doesn’t understand the importance of employee morale. I know business really thrives on that and many companies make such a huge point of it, but sadly not everyone is that lucky. Really good points here.

  5. Although I work from home now, when I was in corporate America, I loved my work and the people I worked with on a daily basis. I did not love the politics and ignorance of the bureaucracy within which I worked. It was so horrid that after 5 years I was physically ill from facing it daily. I still work in communications and have active relationships, some personal and some professional, with the people I worked with then. What I have now is the option to choose my political battles and still have a paycheck. World of difference, and your 4 points fit in perfectly. Great post.

  6. My biggest motivation is my paycheck but besides that I sometimes hate my job. I hate the very long hours and just wish I could stay in bed some days. πŸ™

  7. i do not work outside of the home – I homeschool and blog plus all the other duties (taking care of our home, the kids,etc.), there are some days I do need and attitude adjustment, thank you for th encouragement!

  8. Love your blog! So very true. I love my adult interaction. It’s a sigh of relief from talking to little humans in my home!

  9. It is so crazy you write about this. I no longer work outside of home, but I remember looking for work when my husband had to relocate. It took me 6 months to find a job. Before I began working, I kept complaining about no job. Then when I got a job I kept complaining about having to go into work. Aaaahhh… I am learning to love each moment I have. Good or bad!

  10. I definitely agree! I love where I work and I wouldn’t change it! I work with great people and the pay check doesn’t hurt πŸ™‚

  11. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that I need to be rewarded and valued for the work I do, so you are spot on.

  12. I only work on things I love to do, I am very grateful for that! I agree with that you’ve said 100%, I believe do what you love is the way to live a happy fulfilling life.

  13. I am trying to teach my daughter that not all of the jobs you have are the best, but there are some great things about each one.

  14. In this tough economy, work is a blessing. The right attitude makes a difference.
    Eliz

  15. I have to thank my parents for a great work ethic! they raised us to work hard because it is what will help us achieve our goals in this life.

  16. It is very important to find a job where you feel like you are contributing and making a difference. If you have to work, it should be somewhere you enjoy.

    Erica

  17. I tell my hubby all the time I want to hide out in his office and work. I’m envious of his dedicated time to get work done. It’s a necessary evil, but I actually like my “work” when I can just sit down and focus without the kids distracting me.

  18. I’ve always believed this, and when I had jobs that NONE of those 4 reasons were compelling (or 3 of them weren’t there), I knew it was time to move on.

  19. Wonderful points. I have a few friends that gave up their jobs years back to mind their children, but now their children are all in school and they are feeling lost. I feel it is important to work within a community, for the very basic of reasons… connection and an overall sense of contribution. And the paycheque is always sweet, too! πŸ˜‰

  20. Thanks for the tips. My non-blogging job has been stressing me a lot lately. I guess I need to re-examine how blessed I am to have a job to fuss about.

  21. Totally agree! I’m currently staying at home, but that’s just b/c it’s too expensive to put 2 kiddos in daycare. I miss working- for all the reasons you said! Mostly the social interaction!

  22. Having worked with folks that are searching for a job, I can say that we should all appreciate our work (and, of course, the paychecks).

  23. I’m actually trying to get back in the job marketplace because I miss interacting with other adults. Hopefully I’m able to find a job that I love!

  24. It is always best to go into things with a positive attitude. Life is what you make it. With that being said…I’m SO glad I don’t work. πŸ™‚

  25. Very good tips – I agree it is so important to enjoy working. I want to tell the complainers at work to quit if it is so bad. I have noticed that a positive attitude goes a long way in stopping the complainers. I don’t think complaining is much fun all by yourself.

  26. It’s so important to love your work. I love being a Mom and blogging. It’s almost not ilke working when you really enjoy what you are doing. The only down side is sometimes it’s hard to hit the stop button!

  27. I never actually enjoyed work until I began working for myself. They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life – it’s so true!

  28. I love your positive attitude! πŸ™‚ You’re so right. I’ve loved every single job I had but one and I still get stressed out thinking about that one. I’m so thankful for what I do now and absolutely love that it fell into place for me.

  29. I agree that opportunity can be found in any job. Having the right attitude goes SUCH a long way too!

  30. paychecks are nice…and needed. …Thank goodness my husband has one!!! Agree with everything here too!!

  31. It definitely has an effect if you think positively about what you’re doing. I can’t agree with you enough about attitude!

  32. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. You have to love what you’re doing to keep on doing it. And there are a lot of good enough reasons why we should love our work too.

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