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Find Meaning in a Job Well Done

How to Make All Your Work Rewarding & Satisfying



9/15/2014 2:50:05 AM

Well-written, motivating, inspiring - a great article!


1/9/2014 12:31:48 PM

I quit a job making the most money I have ever made in my life because my boss was always changing the end product of our research and there was never an "official" end result from our research. It never felt like I finished a project. I am a little OCD about these things, so I finally got stressed out enough to develop an ulcer as I am an end-result driven personality. I like to see finished products.

Some days I regret the decision to leave, and other days I remember how I would be driving home and would just think "what if I drove off the edge of this overpass, would it kill me quickly?". Yeppers, time for a career change. I went into the environmental industry and LOVED it but wrecked a company truck, broke my neck, shoulder and ribs and was fired. So is it all because I couldn't take comfort in a job well done, or am I just NUTS? LOL I think it's a little of both, especially since I am on disability now.


4/4/2013 3:06:02 PM

GARDENQE2's SparkPage
Like all Coach Dean's articles, this one gives motivation with humor and a better way to look at life! Great!


4/4/2013 12:37:16 PM

GRANNYBB4's SparkPage
Totally awesome article, love your style of writing and sharing, laughed out loud about the girls jumping rock to rock passing you, awesome of you to share that, reminds me that we have to keep a sense of humor about all of this stuff!


4/4/2013 12:37:15 PM

WARNERG1's SparkPage
Liked this


4/4/2013 11:30:06 AM

JWELL2011's SparkPage
Well done!


4/4/2013 11:25:20 AM

Great article. Just wish my manager would read it and realize having a purpose is necessary for a more productive and satisfied worker. Mine says "just do it because I said so" after telling me "we won't be using the information for anything". My time could be much better utilized.


4/4/2013 10:33:06 AM

This was a great article. Even in drudgery, we can find something special about what we are doing. I recently returned to my hometown to care for my mother and haven't set my mind to finding all the positives in this new life. I think this piece has given me a push in the right direction. Prior to the move, I had been underemployed and while the pay stunk, I really was able to feel good about the hard work I was doing. Now I just need to transfer that attitude to the hard work it is taking to care for mom.


4/4/2013 8:12:15 AM

Reminds me of the first time I went backpacking. The whole time I hated it and was cursing myself. I even had to let someone else take my pack for awhile. But at the end of the trail, all I wanted was to do it again. Thank you for the reminder!


4/4/2013 6:17:17 AM

what a great article, motivating, have to re-read and absorb more, i give props to the writer


1/26/2013 5:25:59 AM

SISSIE21's SparkPage
What an inspiring way of looking at life! Thank you for writing this, I will look at my daily activities in a whole different way. Just love your articles Coach Dean!


6/4/2012 1:32:05 PM

BOGART2012's SparkPage
Great article. I needed to read this today!


2/1/2012 6:56:06 PM

JEANNINEMM68's SparkPage
What a great read. I try to tell my brother the same thing when he is down about his job.


2/1/2012 5:25:12 PM

KICKINGIT@56's SparkPage
What a great article! For a long time I was stuck in a mind-numbing, boring job which I hated. I tried some of your suggestions which did help improve my experience even though the situation remained unchanged. Unfortunately the management did not appreciate any show of creativity or initiative so to preserve my sanity I had to leave.


2/1/2012 3:36:18 PM

JSPEED4's SparkPage
I did so need this today.

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