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Work and Replenish, Replenish and Work

Posted by rhughes on 01.23.17 at 09:28 AM

 Hello All,

Reflection

Work and Replenish, Replenish and Work

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life!” An expression of the pleasure that people garner from their labor, this popular phrase implies that when we engage in meaningful tasks and careers we love, effort is easy; work is no longer “work.” All of us probably aspire to such satisfying work, but the presumption that meaningful work is easy can have undesirable consequences too. This expression bolsters the troubling logic that we don’t need to break from our responsibilities if we are truly called to do them. It feeds the guilt we experience when we’ve reached our limits.

When we’ve reached our limits of being the best version of ourselves we should break to replenish our depleted energies and not cast the thought of being selfish. You know best what steps are required for restoration. Give yourself the gift of discovering the quiet renewal of your vocation this New Year. As you reflect back on 2017 you will be pleased you did. Keep making those deposits in your emotional and physical bank accounts. It’s a human factors imperative!

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Be Safe in the Region of Risk

Roger Hughes

Decoding Human Factors, LLC

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