Everyone has their own personal work ethic. Just look around the places you work and you’ll see a wide variety before you. Some are constant givers – always going above and beyond what’s expected of them – while others do as little as possible within the confines of a 9-5 day.
I consider myself one of the “constant givers” – however, you won’t catch me burning the midnight oil at some odd hour, that’s part of my work ethic.
Why you might ask?
Dr. Kathleen Hall says it best: “We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.”
Our work takes up an enormous part of our lives, and while you certainly should enjoy and be passionate about your career it shouldn’t be the only thing in your life.
A truly healthy lifestyle is comprised of the work that we do and the personal relationships we foster – humans begins require this complete life balance for fulfillment.
Yes, our work ethic is important for sustainability and personal accomplishment and there’s nothing wrong with being a hard worker. But never forget where “true happiness” comes from. Oftentimes it’s worth more than all the success on your resume.