Tag: personal development

Average Work

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An average work is average work, half work, incomplete work, boring work, or a dead work. You can call it whatever you like. But one thing is clear: it is an average work.

An average work is fruitless. Your work is average when you complain always about your job. Your work is an average job when you can’t wait to go home. Your work is an average work when you hate what you do. You are doing an average work when you refuse to even show up at work. Lots of people are just getting by. That is another name for an average work. Average work lacks meaning and purpose. They are meaningless. People are doing it for survival- just to pay their bills. If you are in such a job right now, it is time to start planning what to do next. If you remain there, you will not be more than an average worker. Your goal in life is to be a great worker, not an average worker. It is up to you.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”- Steve Jobs

If you hate what you do, you will get average results. If you love what you do, you will get satisfying results, because you love it and you have invested the right resources into it. There is no free ride to success. If you want to be successful, you must do the work. You must pay your OWN price to be successful. The price to pay for success is excellent work, not average work.

“If you don’t love it, you are going to fail.”- Steve Jobs

To get the best out of life, you must prepare your mind to do the complete work. You cannot be successful without doing the full work. If you have been doing an average work, just getting by, it is time for you to change your mindset. It is time to start doing the right thing, so that you can get the right and the best results.


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Many people are okay with familiarity. There is less anxiety in familiarity. There is no stress in doing the same thing over and over again. We love what is familiar. We like to go to the same place for a cup of coffee, we like to take the same road to work, we like to talk to the same people at work, and we like to keep our desk clean at work. All of those things are good. We love it. Our brain loves it.

“Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.”- E. W. Howe

The question is, are you striving for familiarity or striving for growth? If you are striving for growth, it is time for you re-think, reflect, and evaluate your plan. There is no growth in familiarity. There is no growth in sameness, meaning doing the same thing over and over again. If you are comfortable with doing the same thing over and over again, you don’t have to change what you are currently doing. But if you love to grow, to challenge yourself, to take risks, to learn new things, to stretch yourself, it is time to move forward.

Familiarity is good. It allows people to experiment, to explore, to be comfortable, and to be safe. In contrast, familiarity makes people feel too comfortable, too safe, and makes people avoid risks. If you don’t want to stay in familiarity camp, make sure you are doing different things every day. Don’t stick with the same task. Try different things, and it will make your job and your life easier.