A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on job and work


Many, many people seem to think that sometimes you’ve just got to knuckle down and take that sucky job because you need the money. You can be a student paying your tuition, a new graduate paying off your student loans, a new home owner struggling to make the mortgage or any number of other situations that mean you depend on a steady income.

But does that really mean that you must accept being unhappy at work? There is one question you must ask yourself:

Leaving a bad job may cost you some money. Sure.
But what will keeping that job cost you?

Being unhappy at work steadily saps your energy, will power, self esteem and motivation. The longer you stay in that situation, the harder it gets to see any positive alternatives and to take action and move on.

And it doesn’t just affect you at work, it also affects you outside of work. When work is something that gives you no pleasure, has no meaning for you, gives you no victories or appreciation and is simply no fun, your life outside of work is likely to suffer too.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Chief Happiness Officer Blog: Ask the CHO: Should you work for a year in a job that sucks:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by David Lynch on work and job


So much of what happened to me is good fortune. But I would say: Try to get a job that gives you some time; get your sleep and a little bit of food; and work as much as you can. There's so much enjoyment in doing what you love. Maybe this will open doors, and you'll find a way to do what you love.

David Lynch

Source: Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, Pages: 163

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by jim carrey on job, escape, and optimism

but can everyone simply choose the path he loves?  someone has to take the ordinary jobs.  all i know is, that worked for me.  and it didn't work for other people i know to get a so-called safe job, because there's no such thing anymore.  the only thing that stays constant is the idea that people have to escape.

jim carrey

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A Quote by Mitch on manage, job, and marriage

Managing both ways (up and down) is more like a marriage than a job.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on job, work, livelihood, value, and time

"Realize that you earn income by providing value — not time – so find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it."

Steve Pavlina

Source: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Gloria Steinem on liberated, woman, sex, marriage, and job

"A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after."

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn on job and right livelihood

What is my job on the planet" is one question we might do well ask ourselves over and over again. Otherwise, we may wind up doing somebody else's job and not even know it. And what's more, that somebody else might be a figment of our own imagination and maybe a prisoner of it as well.

Rarely do we question and then contemplate with determination what our hearts are calling us to do and to be. I like to frame such efforts in question form: "What is my job on the planet with a capital J?", or "What do I care about so much that I would pay to do it?" If I ask such a question and I don't come up with an answer, other than, "I don't know", then I just keep asking the question.

You can start asking this question any time, at any age. There is never a time of life when it would not have a profound effect on your view change what you do, but it may mean that you may what to change how you see it or hold it, and perhaps how you do it. Once the universe is your employer, very interesting things start to happen, even if someone else is cutting your paycheck. But you do have to be patient. It takes time to grow this way of being in your life. The place to start of course is right here. The best time? How about now?

You never know what will come of such introspections. Buckminster Fuller, the discoverer/inventor of the geodesic dome, himself was fond of stating that what seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. He liked to point out that for the honey bee, ,t is the honey that is important. But the bee is at the same time nature's vehicle for carrying out cross-pollination of nature. Nothing is isolated. Each event connects with others. Things are constantly unfolding on different levels. It's for us to perceive the warp and woof of it all as best we can and learn to follow our own threads through the tapestry of life with authenticity and resolve.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Source: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Bilgi

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