You eat food. Why? You’re hungry. You shovel snow. Why? You spouse will yell at you if you don’t.
What am I getting at here? In order to drive outcomes we need to have motivation. Motivation comes from the connection of random tasks to something of significance.
Another post from Leo Babuta talking about the connecting of work to larger outcomes in order to drive the “why” in our lives. You can have one why or a thousand whys. The important thing is that you understand, in absolute clear detail, what your whys are.
Start asking why you are doing or not doing something. Your answers might surprise you.
Work is a fact of life. Even those who don’t have or need to work, have work. It might be the work of a job. The work of running a house hold or the work of trying to find work.
Work is work and we need to be honest and realize all work is valuable. Someone else’s work might not mean much to you but it’s significant to them. That work must be respected.
No work exists in a vacuum. The significance attached to work is representative of the mindset of THAT person.
Part of making work personally valuable is connecting that to something larger. Gary Keller calls this “Why”. Why is the reason we do thing.