Working Hard - or Hardly Working?
Does that expression ring a bell? I'm probably dating myself a bit here but thats' the sort of comment people used to say as they passed by each other in the hallways at the office. You may remember those? Places of various size - some small, some big - where people go to do whatever they do in proximity to each other. It was a more prevalent concept before February.
But I digress. The subtext of that light airy question was something along the lines of are you actually doing anything here at the office? Are you really engaged in what we're doing here?
On thinking more about it, I think you can look at another way. If you feel like you're working hard that can be a great thing and something to feel proud of. I personally love and feel great when I've put in a solid day of delivering the best I can.
At the same time, the concept can also be attached to the concept of purely working for the money. Just putting in your hours, doing your job, taking home your pay and doing this till you retire. It kind of sits along the thought behind that old song Everybody's Working for the Weekend. Not too attractive and something I don't wish on anyone.
But what if you feel like you're hardly working? What if you feel like what you do is fun, so enjoyable, such a manifestation of your very best contribution that it almost seems like a misnomer to call it work. Now that's pretty cool. I'll take that every day of the week (and weekends too!)
So, are you Working Hard or Hardly Working?