We’ve Got Work to Do.
I am continuously shocked by the overall lack of work ethic in America. There seems to be a huge sense of entitlement rising –though who could blame someone for feeling entitled when we glorify television shows about people becoming rich and famous by getting drunk and partying, leaking a sex-tape, or even having 19 kids…and counting.
Mine! Mine! These days, I feel like I’m in the middle of the movie Finding Nemo with seagulls surrounding me all shouting, “Mine! Mine!” Where did the sense of One Nation go? It’s all about the individual instead of the team aspect. We’ve got some work to do…literally.
The American Dream Generations ago, this used to refer to a place where you could do and be anything you wanted. With hard work, determination and perseverance, you could make your own dreams come true. Nowadays, this phrase refers to getting the most reward for the least amount of work. Why are we afraid of the hard work? Diamonds are made from immense pressure, as hard work yields huge amounts of pride, honor, respect and success.
Back to the Basics This country was built on hard work and honor. Yes, the life of fame and laziness can be appealing, but at the end of the day, what was your contribution to society? What do you want to be known for in your lifetime?
Companies looking for strong candidates are searching for those who have that noteworthy work ethic, not for the candidates who want to take the easy road. Companies want someone who isn’t afraid of a challenge and can navigate through tough situations, not someone who quits when things start to get rough.
Give Them Something to Talk About When you take pride in your job and do each task to the best of your ability, people will take notice. Give your observers only positive things to say about you. Let them know that you deserve a promotion NOT through your words and your attitude of entitlement, but SHOW them through your actions. Take responsibility, give your all and more.
Get to work!