One of Webster’s definitions for ‘work’ is purposeful activity. I am beginning to think that most people have made up new definitions for work like:
-thinking about working
-talking about how they should work
-making lists about the work they need to do
-drinking coffee in the break room
-looking on their facebook page
-examining their inbox for important messages
-complaining about how much work there is to do
-complaining about lack of money
-complaining about the economy
what happened to actually WORKING? Sitting down with a task and not getting up until it is done, minus the BS, minus the distractions…just simply working on something until it is complete.
After reading some interesting articles on how much time email takes from the work day, I have starting closing my Outlook while I am at my desk and only checking it every half hour. It is amazing how much more has gotten done around here with the inbox closed!
People often ask how I can do all the things that I do and I have discovered that it is because I was raised by people that taught me how to work…really work.
There are other people that know how to do this and I have been lucky enough to hire some of them.
I encourage the inquiry on how much of what we are all doing is real work with results that can be measured…