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Four Reasons to Get a Loving Attitude Toward Work

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It is wonderful to know there are at least four reasons to get a loving attitude toward work. Most people who work do it because they need the money they receive as payment for working. Sometimes those jobs are not fun, enjoyable or even desirable. The fact remains however that the work must be done. One will not remain employed long if one goes to work with a bad or unattractive attitude. Therefore it is important to find reasons to get a loving attitude toward work.

 

Here are four reasons to love work:

  • Paychecks are nice
  • Employment offers a  world of opportunity
  • Work offers a  chance for adult interaction
  • Self-pride

 

Paychecks are nice and you must have a good attitude in order to continue receiving them. Often in this space I remind readers that while misery loves company, no one wants to be that company. Employers are more likely to keep around and pay employees who have good attitudes than employees who have bad attitudes. This advice is also good for entrepreneurs. Clients prefer working with people who have a good attitude and appreciate their business than with entrepreneurs who do not appreciate the work they do for their clients. So, whether you are an employee of a company or an entrepreneur who runs a company, if you would like your paychecks to continue, get a loving attitude toward the work you do.

Every job offers a world of opportunities for those who are willing to seek them.  Work provides employees with opportunities for advancement. If you want career advancement, even if advancement is not possible with your current employer, keep in mind it may be available elsewhere. Most upper level jobs require experience and your job gives you that experience. Often jobs have opportunities for travel, continuing education and professional development. For entrepreneurs, each client  or customer provides an opportunity for referrals and future business. Opportunity is a reason to get a loving attitude toward the work you do.

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Work provides a chance for workers to have adult interaction. This opportunity may be most appreciated by people who work at home or who have small businesses without employees. There is something wonderful and unique about interacting with other adults. Interaction makes it possible to share ideas and when ideas are shared creativity can bloom. Blooming creativity can lead to increased revenue. The chance to interact with other adults is a reason to get a loving attitude toward the work you do.

Self-pride demands that we perform at our best and that includes getting a loving attitude toward the work we do. For many people, it is important to have a sense of pride in what they do for a living. Many people not only want other to be impressed with and proud of the work they do, they want to be proud of themselves. Work, whether as an employee or as an entrepreneur, provides an opportunity to develop a healthy sense of pride in the work one does. The opportunity to do work that gives one a sense of self-pride is a reason to get a loving attitude toward work.

 

In conclusion, it is wonderful to know there are at least four reasons to get a loving attitude toward your work. These reasons are paychecks, opportunity, interaction and pride,  to love your work. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, how many reason can you find to love your work?

55 thoughts on “Four Reasons to Get a Loving Attitude Toward Work”
  1. All of these reasons are great but I think that todays day-in-time we need to be overly happy and thankful about any job we carry and most definitely have a loving attitude towards it because there are so many out there who do not have jobs – and would love to be in ‘your’ place. (not “you” personally, just anyone w/a job in general)

  2. I was very lucky for a few years to ADORE my job. It was not easy work and we put in 50+ hours/week in hopes of getting promoted frequently, but I loved the challenge, and I loved my coworkers. I haven’t loved every job since then quite as much, but I always try and find the positive to make it through the day 🙂

  3. The way I see it is that you’re going to be doing it your entire life – you might as well learn to love what you do or do something you love.

  4. It’s sad when your boss doesn’t understand the importance of employee morale. I know business really thrives on that and many companies make such a huge point of it, but sadly not everyone is that lucky. Really good points here.

  5. Although I work from home now, when I was in corporate America, I loved my work and the people I worked with on a daily basis. I did not love the politics and ignorance of the bureaucracy within which I worked. It was so horrid that after 5 years I was physically ill from facing it daily. I still work in communications and have active relationships, some personal and some professional, with the people I worked with then. What I have now is the option to choose my political battles and still have a paycheck. World of difference, and your 4 points fit in perfectly. Great post.

  6. My biggest motivation is my paycheck but besides that I sometimes hate my job. I hate the very long hours and just wish I could stay in bed some days. 🙁

  7. i do not work outside of the home – I homeschool and blog plus all the other duties (taking care of our home, the kids,etc.), there are some days I do need and attitude adjustment, thank you for th encouragement!

  8. Love your blog! So very true. I love my adult interaction. It’s a sigh of relief from talking to little humans in my home!

  9. It is so crazy you write about this. I no longer work outside of home, but I remember looking for work when my husband had to relocate. It took me 6 months to find a job. Before I began working, I kept complaining about no job. Then when I got a job I kept complaining about having to go into work. Aaaahhh… I am learning to love each moment I have. Good or bad!

  10. I definitely agree! I love where I work and I wouldn’t change it! I work with great people and the pay check doesn’t hurt 🙂

  11. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that I need to be rewarded and valued for the work I do, so you are spot on.

  12. I only work on things I love to do, I am very grateful for that! I agree with that you’ve said 100%, I believe do what you love is the way to live a happy fulfilling life.

  13. Paychecks are great : ). I am always surprised to see people being mean and filled with contempt at their job. It blows my mind!

  14. I am trying to teach my daughter that not all of the jobs you have are the best, but there are some great things about each one.

  15. In this tough economy, work is a blessing. The right attitude makes a difference.
    Eliz

  16. I’ve found my attitude really affects things. So I need to keep a positive one about work!

  17. I have to thank my parents for a great work ethic! they raised us to work hard because it is what will help us achieve our goals in this life.

  18. It is very important to find a job where you feel like you are contributing and making a difference. If you have to work, it should be somewhere you enjoy.

    Erica

  19. I tell my hubby all the time I want to hide out in his office and work. I’m envious of his dedicated time to get work done. It’s a necessary evil, but I actually like my “work” when I can just sit down and focus without the kids distracting me.

  20. I’ve always believed this, and when I had jobs that NONE of those 4 reasons were compelling (or 3 of them weren’t there), I knew it was time to move on.

  21. Wonderful points. I have a few friends that gave up their jobs years back to mind their children, but now their children are all in school and they are feeling lost. I feel it is important to work within a community, for the very basic of reasons… connection and an overall sense of contribution. And the paycheque is always sweet, too! 😉

  22. Thanks for the tips. My non-blogging job has been stressing me a lot lately. I guess I need to re-examine how blessed I am to have a job to fuss about.

  23. Totally agree! I’m currently staying at home, but that’s just b/c it’s too expensive to put 2 kiddos in daycare. I miss working- for all the reasons you said! Mostly the social interaction!

  24. Having worked with folks that are searching for a job, I can say that we should all appreciate our work (and, of course, the paychecks).

  25. I’m actually trying to get back in the job marketplace because I miss interacting with other adults. Hopefully I’m able to find a job that I love!

  26. It is always best to go into things with a positive attitude. Life is what you make it. With that being said…I’m SO glad I don’t work. 🙂

  27. Very good tips – I agree it is so important to enjoy working. I want to tell the complainers at work to quit if it is so bad. I have noticed that a positive attitude goes a long way in stopping the complainers. I don’t think complaining is much fun all by yourself.

  28. It’s so important to love your work. I love being a Mom and blogging. It’s almost not ilke working when you really enjoy what you are doing. The only down side is sometimes it’s hard to hit the stop button!

  29. Right now I’m at home but when I worked a full time job all those reasons you listed helped me get up early and out the house each morning.

  30. It’s hard to find work that you love to do, but when you do find it.. it’s the best thing ever.

  31. I never actually enjoyed work until I began working for myself. They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life – it’s so true!

  32. I love your positive attitude! 🙂 You’re so right. I’ve loved every single job I had but one and I still get stressed out thinking about that one. I’m so thankful for what I do now and absolutely love that it fell into place for me.

  33. I agree that opportunity can be found in any job. Having the right attitude goes SUCH a long way too!

  34. paychecks are nice…and needed. …Thank goodness my husband has one!!! Agree with everything here too!!

  35. Point number 1..paychecks are nice! If you think about the alternative, getting up and going to work is usually the best plan.

  36. It definitely has an effect if you think positively about what you’re doing. I can’t agree with you enough about attitude!

  37. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. You have to love what you’re doing to keep on doing it. And there are a lot of good enough reasons why we should love our work too.

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