My resume shows the ten work places (Yes, I’m old!) I have been to in my entire career, excluding part-time odd jobs teaching English to Koreans and hosting events. What a journey it has been and the end is not in sight!

There have been good and bad days all throughout: days when I dragged myself to work while losing motivation and days when I felt a spring in every step taken to and from work.

Let me share with you how to see your work differently to get a better perspective of your current life assignment because sooner or later, you may be moving on to the next one.

Your work…

1.)   Primarily provides for your family needs and leisure

2.)   Exposes you to a interesting cultures, lifestyles and work environment

3.)   Takes you to new places, restaurants, parks, and resorts

4.)   Gives you a chance to make new friends and hopefully only few enemies

5.)   Encourages you to relate to people with different personalities and peculiarities

6.)   Provides people connections you may need for your hobby, sideline job or future career

7.)  Makes you learn new things, words, lessons, technology, and work processes

8.)   Helps you form good habits: being on time, meeting targets and deadlines, excellence

9.)   Develops a whole new person in you, improving your character, sharpening your mind and skills

10.) Teaches you to be creative in looking at and solving problems

So when you think work is hard, think again. Being a bum is much harder and will complicate your life further. Be grateful for your job because it gives you a wide range of benefits and opportunities.

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