Always do it with enthusiasm

In the corporate world, or even at home, if you HAVE to end up peforming some task or on a project regardless of how you feel about it, then try doing it cheerfully and with enthusiasm. Doing something while complaining about it at the same time is a no-win situation. If you are not successful, then the result may be linked to you not wanting it to do in the first place, no matter how hard you tried. And even if you accomplish in completing the task successfully, it may still leave a bad feeling around because you worked at it with a sad face all the time. Doing it with enthusiasm, on the other hand, has its own benefits:

1. Sucesss will be linked to your enthusiasm, zeal and spirit.

2. You will establish your image as someone who simply gets things done.

3. You may end up completing it sooner than planned, because you so much wanted to get rid of it.

4. You may start liking what you are doing along the way and maybe the work was not bad at all to begin with.

5. You will have the leverage of showing preference for working on more interesting stuff soon after you get done.

In the corporate world, the general rule is that you get to work on bigger and better things only when you demonstrate success at what you are doing right now.

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2 Comments

  1. ME said,

    August 18, 2006 at 11:36 am

    A very senior person (CEO of a $20 B firm) once said – ‘you should know which escalator to take and more importantly when to get down of that’. Completely agree with ur thoughts. However, we often tend to forget what we are doing and why? Classic case of missing jungles for a tree (or whatever that saying is..). Almost everyone wants to reach at the highest level in organization, How many people proactively try to do that? Whining/moaning, just working hard is not going to get you there.

    You need to –
    – be at the right place at the right time (read visibility in the firm)
    – prove yourself (read take assignments which are more imp for firm and which are logically next step in your aspired progression)

    Of course you’ve to deliver in what you are assigned … but manage what you are assigned …

    CREATE your own career, there is no ‘career-path’ for achievers !!!

  2. pickleshane said,

    August 21, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    It’s always about not having enough time and/or energy, for me.
    Personally, the book ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen is a lifesaver!
    http://www.davidco.com/what_is_gtd.php


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