Monday, July 03, 2017
I'm working slowly through Designing Your Life (DYL). Today my task is to write about my workview by answering a set of questions. I've decided to make a blog entry of it. Win win...I get a blog entry and I also finish the DYL homework. I'm not sure it's a win for you, good friend and reader, but just take one for the team today and add a kind comment after you're done reading.
Authors: Why work?
Me: Work because it's a good way to be part of something, to make something new and to have a structure to your life that you can rely on.
Authors: What's work for?
Me: It's for a paycheck and it's for expression and it's for connection.
Authors: What does work mean?
Me: It means purpose and it means creativity. It means satisfaction and exploration.
Authors: How does it relate to the individual, others, society?
Me: I don't know. Let's come back to that one later.
Authors: What defines good or worthwhile work?
Me: Anything you enjoy doing.
Authors: What does money have to do with it?
Me: Money's the icing on the cake. Yay for the money.
Authors: What do experience, growth and fulfillment have to do with it?
Me: For me, I like the work I do because the experiences are so varied. There are repetitive parts to it, but mostly it's creative and challenging. If I'm not learning how to do something new, I get frustrated. For me, it's fulfilling, and I do have a high level of autonomy in my various gigs, which makes me happy, for the most part.
So, there's my workview, Reader. I wonder if it would be this upbeat if I were writing it in May, but let's not worry about that. Let's just stay positive and recognize that this is a really awesome blog entry in the comments section.