My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Find Fulfillment at Work
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” ~ Joseph Barbara
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. So it's not just 'hard' work, it's achievement by working hard in a way that you feel is worthwhile, aligned with your values and purposes. Happy work leads to success.
“The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being happy. They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner
Loving service brings fulfillment like nothing else. And that doesn't need to be a big deal, in the news or on a huge scale. It's also simply looking for opportunities to be helpful, to cheer with a smile, to do the right thing with no thought of reward - including at work.
“The real potential of in-depth living requires involvement, by recognizing a need, overcoming fear and taking responsibility. Watching from the sidelines does not achieve worthwhile goals and provides little fulfillment.” ~ Peter Shepherd
It's up to each of us to get stuck in, to make our dreams come true, to live a life that is of value. If what we accomplish is easy, there's little sense of fulfillment in that. Our potential has not been realized. We didn't even try. If we fall short of a great goal, so what... we may still have achieved remarkable things and in the wider view, succeeded.
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