Life is a series of highs and lows. The highs are the moment when you feel inspired and motivated by a specific goal and the lows are the moment when you don’t see the bright side of things and you take it all personally. You can never really get into a positive frame of mind.
The bad thing about not being able to really focus on a positive frame of mind is that it makes you take yourself and your goals very seriously. But that’s what we all have to do when we are trying to achieve something, so it’s not too bad.
Life is like that sometimes. Life is an even greater challenge than any single task we have to accomplish. And if you do succeed, you feel motivated to achieve even more. The bad thing about it, though, is that it keeps you from enjoying what you do. Its like a job that you do only because you have to. That’s not a bad thing at all.
I’ve seen movies, books, and television commercials that make me say to myself, “Oh man, I wish I were just like that.” But in reality, I’m not. I’m more like the guy who had to climb a mountain that was more than his size to get to the top. Thats how I feel about life and work.
You may not be able to enjoy what you do, but you can sure as hell enjoy the people you associate with.
I work at a large tech company. When I’m taking my lunch break, I would like to tell a friend who’s watching their workstation monitor that I just watched a documentary about the company’s recent expansion and I was impressed with their current company culture, but I don’t want to seem like I’m boasting. I’d rather they think I enjoyed their work, and I’d like to show them that I appreciate their work.
As a life-media fan, I can say without a doubt that they do a great job of capturing the essence of that company culture. It is not a good thing to show up to work and say, “I work here, and I make a great dollar. I love the people I work for.” It is not a good thing to show up to work and say, “I work here, and I hate working here.
I am not a fan of company culture, but I am a fan of the way they can bring something new to the table. I love watching their videos, and I love reading their blogs. That is why I love their dvds. They are like a great band but without the band members. They are like a great band but with the band members (or maybe that is just me).
Life really is a great band. The band members are like a great band but without the band members. They are like a great band but with the band members, and that makes them great.