Why Today Is Your Opportunity to Produce Great Work

In my teens, work was something I didn’t do.

In my twenties, work was something I had to do.

In my thirties, work was something I loved to do.

In my forties, work is something I’m blessed to do.

The ability to work and make a contribution is a blessing.

I grew up thinking that work was something to avoid. Not that my parents were setting that kind of example; my parents were very hard working, and from my child’s eyes, they seemed to really enjoy their work.

But I believed work was a necessary evil that older people had to bear in order to make a living. I was wrong but it took me many years to realize how far off I was.

For me, the name of the game was to do the least work possible for the greatest pay. In my young mind, the ideal job was getting paid to do absolutely nothing.

The sad thing is that I wasn’t the only one thinking that way. And in fact, unfortunately, some people still think that way. They go to a workplace and seek to do the least amount of work possible. When they get away with doing nothing, they brag about it to their friends, saying, things like “I can go online all day and not do any work and get paid.” And they don’t even realize what is wrong with this.

I entered the marketplace with that mindset, and realize how wrong I was. It’s not about the doing the least amount of work possible; it’s about contributing as much as possible. It’s about working to make a positive difference in the world.

Work is a blessing, and if you’re going to work, you might as well do great work. You have an important contribution to make, and one of the primary ways you make that contribution is by dedicated work.

The fact that you’re still breathing is indication enough that you’re not done contributing to the world. In fact, your best work is yet to be done. There’s far more for you to do—and somehow, I feel you know it.

You’re not here forever. And one day, people will speak about you in the past tense. But by doing great work, you can make a valuable contribution, which will remain after you’re gone.

If you’re still physically and mentally capable of producing great work, it’s and amazing blessing. You know how fragile physical health and mental health are; anything can happen at any moment.

Don’t procrastinate. Today is your opportunity to produce great work. Seize it.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.