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I Don’t Have To Work. I Get To.

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On Seth Godin’s 5000th post

06052013-icn.seths.headSeth Godin is a sort of apostle of forward. His posts routinely help me rethink why I do what I do and why I don’t do what I could. He is a spreader of ideas and a harvester of pithy phrases and a stone-by-stone mover of mountains. Today’s post is typical and there is a joyous bit about blogging in the middle that bears repeating:

My biggest surprise? That more people aren’t doing this. Not just every college professor (particularly those in the humanities and business), but everyone hoping to shape opinions or spread ideas. Entrepreneurs. Senior VPs. People who work in non-profits. Frustrated poets and unknown musicians… Don’t do it because it’s your job, do it because you can.

Do it “because you can” is wonderful way to approach any day. It gives fuel for the work and shines light for colleagues. I recently heard our son repeat a phrase that is often voiced around the People’s Republic of Kirkistan: “I don’t have to work, I get to.” His career is taking off and it is great fun to witness.IDontHaveToWork-06042013-2.

To find joy in your work is no small thing. I consider such joy a gift from God.

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Written by kirkistan

June 5, 2013 at 9:02 am

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  1. True that 🙂

    Wendi

    June 5, 2013 at 10:02 am


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