Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Frozen french fries for sale - “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you dies each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason.”

Plato said that work should be play. Some airline employees are
taking him seriously. After landing, one flight attendant announced,
"Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed
giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
(I like the honest approach.)

As a plane touched down and was slowing to a stop in Washington, a
lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!" (Who
says you can't have fun with your job?)

One pilot made this weather announcement: "Weather at our
destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try
to have them fixed before we arrive."

"As you exit the plane," a flight attendant said, "please make sure
to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be
distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave
children or spouses."

And passengers reported that they heard this from the crew just as
they began to exit: "Last one off the plane must clean it."

To enjoy your work more, I think it helps to put some play in what
you do. And if you don't like your work, can you find something to
do you enjoy more?

Authors Doug Hall and David Wecker tell the story of Ken Davis, a
man who found a simple way to enjoy his work (MAKING THE COURAGE
CONNECTION; Fireside Books, 1997). Ken just couldn't find his
occupational niche. He worked at a variety of jobs and disliked them
all. While Ken was working as a door salesman, he noticed that at
least half of his customers had malfunctioning doorbells. And
suddenly, Ken's life career became clear. He opened his own doorbell
repair service.

Ken's wife laughed when she first heard his idea. When she realized
he was serious, she cried. Whoever heard of making a living
repairing doorbells? But Ken is making a comfortable living at his
unique job, and he's happier than he's ever been. Ken didn't enjoy
what he was doing, so he is now doing what he enjoys.

"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are
working for somebody else," Earl Nightingale asserts. "Job security
is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the
individual. Remember, jobs are owned by the company; you own your

It's true that, no matter where you work, you actually work for
yourself. After all, it's your life. And with a little creativity
and imagination, maybe your work can seem less like drudgery and
more like play. Wouldn't you really rather have it that way?

From Lifesupport

Lifesigns Life Quotes

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