Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Power of Enjoyment

Life is filled with great things: budding trees, blooming flowers, warm sunshine, sparkling lakes and streams, great people, work that we enjoy…… Whoa! WORK that we enjoy? Yes.

We function at our highest level when we enjoy what we are doing. It stands to reason, then, that we ought to always try to enjoy what we do – even work.

Enjoyment has much more to do with our attitude than our surroundings or assignments. We can decide to enjoy whatever we are doing. After all, what happens in our world is not the whole picture. Our inner thoughts are what ultimately control whether we are experiencing enjoyment or not. If we are able to bring the power of a positive attitude and a determination to enjoy to whatever we do, our creativity and energy will trail along and the cycle of enjoyment – accomplishment – creativity – enjoyment begins.

Today – wherever you find yourself – whatever you find yourself doing, find some aspect of it that you value and appreciate and can enjoy. You’ll find that really does work – even with work.


1 comment:

Glen said...

This blog sent me searching for a quote from one of the Dale Carnegie classes I had taken.....

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
Charles R. Swindoll