Are you doing what you’d be doing @ work if no one paid you to do it? #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
Nope, it does not mean that you should work for free. If you go by the ‘Joker’s’ philosophy, he says “You should never do anything you’re good at for free.” Neither does it mean you should not want pot loads of money for the value you bring to your organization.
What I’m hinting at is, is what you do at work something you love doing. That it is not a chore you are forced to complete day in and day out. Only then do the lines blur between work and play and you enjoy every moment of your day. Then there is no distinction between week days and weekends, time spent at home or time spent in the office, work days or vacations.
L.P. Jack, a philosopher in the early 19th century, explains this very lucidly. He says, “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
And Confucius articulates this in one line. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
An easy way to find the answer to the question is to ask yourself, do you do what you do at work also during your holidays and your free time.