I’ve been thinking about this an awful lot recently. I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss’ 4 hour work week, an amazing book that really does alter your perspective on work.
In my opinion, we work far too much. Pareto’s law as discussed in Tim’s book dictates that 20% of what we do is the really important stuff, whilst 80% is just crap, really, or at least things we shouldn’t concern ourselves with too much.
I’m not afraid of work, in fact I love a bit of hard work if it is something I can get my teeth into and that gets me towards my goals, but slogging away for 50 hours a week in a cubicle doing something I don’t give a flying f” about, no thanks!
Because the time we spend in our cubicles is something so ingrained in us, I think many people suffer from the feeling that we have to fill the time even if what we are doing is not constructive. You might as well be scratching your balls if you are just chasing dead leads or shifting things from one spreadsheet to another. Work smart, not hard as the great Seth Godin likes to say.
For more of my ramblings about our working culture, check out my blog here.
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my career. Though I’ve had some decent jobs and done okay considering I’m still in my 20s, I really would like to make some changes, and I’m working hard all the time to do so.
I work a couple of jobs while I’m on my journey to make a living online. One of them is not at all fulfilling or enjoyable. I mean for a job, it’s okay, and it is a steady payday, but you only live once, and I’m starting to wonder if this job is really the route to anything.
Do you work in your job just for money? Are you unsatisfied? Looking for something else but scared to take the plunge? Why do we stick with these careers when we know that one day, our life will be over.