Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Enthusiasm! @ Work ~ Excellence
I was looking through my various files and notebooks with quotes and came across one in particular that you may also find of interest.
~Ann McGee Cooper"If we learn to balance excellence in work with excellence in play, fun and relaxation, our lives become happier, healthier and a great deal more creative."
This touches on key aspects of enthusiasm and how to harness its power with our work, as well as ensuring work/life balance.
Excellence in work means being and doing your best. Excellence in play and fun, both personally and professionally, refers to mindset, attitude, actions and the approach one takes--literally and fuguratively. Excellence in relaxation provides the opportunity to apply an integral and wholistic focus so we can approach our work refreshed and renewed.
Happiness is a state of being, not a specific destination or thing acquired. Honoring the meaning and intention behind this quote soon leads to happiness as a natural state of being for us, regardless of outer circumstances.
More and more people today are making good health and well-being a priority. Isn't it nice to know you don't have to do additional "things"; simply do what you do well with intention and mindfulness.
Many times in these posts I've written about the link between enthusiasm and creativity. Tapping into what causes us to be enthusiastic, bringing it to the forefront of our work enables us in working optimally. This bring us to a joyful state where the creative spark is ignited and allowed to flouish.
As you look at this list
Balance, excellence, work, play, fun, relaxation,
happier, healthier, creative
you come to discover that these are more than words. They are ways of showing up. They are also goals and ways of being to realize in our everyday living.
Don't wait any longer.
Begin now to make this your personal mantra. Perhaps you may choose to adapt the quote to something you can take on as your own. For example,
Every day I choose to balance excellence in work with excellence in play, fun and relaxation. My life is easily becoming happier, healthier and a great deal more creative.
This is definitely something to be grateful for.
With Excellence and Balance,
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