As I do from time to time, I made my way over to Seth Godin’s blog for some inspiration, and his post, What are you working on? made me think.
“If someone asks you that, are you excited to tell them the answer?
I hope so. If not, you’re wasting away.”
If someone asks me what I am working on when it comes to any of the aspects of my job, I AM excited. Very excited, actually. Although my work has up and down days, I love what I do, and hope to keep doing it for a long time. I love helping to support local artists including showing my own art, and I love writing articles online to earn a living.
What is even more exciting is that I have found a way to make money, and earn a living that I love. This is not something that everyone can say, especially in a tough economy.
Sometimes people get down on me because I want to make money at my work, but I look at it this way. . .if I make money with my work, then I can hire other people who will them be making money to support themselves. In addition, my earnings go to pay bills that help generate jobs and work for other people. My small contribution to the local economy when multiplied by all the people I help feed through my work becomes quite large. If each one of us could do the same, think of how much better our lives would be, and the lives of people who depend on us for their income and livelihood.
Because of my job, I am helping others. What could be more exciting than that?