How often have you heard, “That kids got a great work ethic,” or “If you only had the work ethic to go along with all that potential.”
It’s been all too often I’m sure. People are praised all the time and held in high regard for having a great work ethic and for constantly working at something and striving to complete it. But in spite of all that work is it all worthwhile? Is the time that’s being put in worth it? Is the product at the end of all that work going to advance you or make you better or are you just working for the sake of working? Is it just “at” something or “towards” something? Was a goal set before hand to get yourself somewhere? I hope there was or a lot of time was just spent working and sweating for little or no result.
Now don’t think having great work ethic is a waste of time or something you shouldn't strive for and be proud of. I would never knock anyone who puts in their blood, sweat, tears, hard-work and time in for something the truly love, I live that part myself. But what can you do to change that work ethic to worth ethic? It's possible that you will still putting in the grind and the hours but making sure you’re getting something out of it and that it’s going to do you wonders in the future. It might be going into a workout with a set goal in mind to make that work worthwhile, not just going to the gym because you think it's what you should do. Reading not only for work or because you have to but actually applying the information or focusing on reading that is worth something in your life whether it personal or business related. Even hopping on Facebook, can you make that worth your time? I almost guarantee that you can, you just have to explore the way to make it happen.
Don’t just work for the sake of working, life’s to short, make it worth it and maybe you might actually enjoy it along the way. Dare to dream and then put in the time and work to get to it but make sure you aren't just spinning your wheels. If you address this early and make it a conscious thought you will see things happen sooner and your sense of pride in your week will expand. Make it all worth while.