Pleasure on the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy.  Find pleasure in your work and you’ll get better results.

I’ve been a virtual assistant for nine years.  And before that, I was in credit management for 12 years.  I would not have lasted more than two years in each job if I did not find pleasure in them.  The pay, while important, would have been secondary.  Oh, maybe I would have done something that pays well but do not enjoy for a while, just to keep afloat, but not for long.  I would either learn to love what I’m doing, or find something else.  Fortunately, I’ve always managed to be in the right place at the right time with the right price.

It pays to know what makes you happy.  For me, it starts with being at home with the kids.  Then the fact that I don’t have to wake up earlier than usual to make allowance for traffic.  Not having to think about what to wear, that’s a lot of worry taken out of my plate.  Loving the challenges that clients present to me every day.  Learning new things.  And yes, being paid well for my efforts.  All those things give me pleasure, and my job is easier because of the positive feeling I have towards it.

Some days, my work does not feel like work at all.

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