Help me understand the meaning of and develop a stong work ethic.
November 3, 2009 7:22 PM Subscribe
Please help me understand what does "having a strong work ethic" mean?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (50 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
I've been somewhat of a slacker all my life and have somehow managed to get by by doing the barest minimum necessary in almost all spheres of life but specially when it comes to school and work. As was to be expected, this has started to have long term consequences and affect my life in permanent ways and for the last few months, I've been trying to make amends. The problem is that I don't think I'm doing it right. All I've been doing is overcompensating by turning into a workaholic and putting in very long hours without matching gains in productivity or satisfaction.
So, my question is this: what does "having a strong work ethic" mean to you? If you consider yourself to have it, how does that translate into actual everyday life for you? Or if you admire and try to emulate someone else for theirs, what is it that you specifically like about them. If any books or blogs have helped you in this area, could you share them? Instead of just general advice that is to be found on some many productivity blogs, I'm seeking specific examples of what might for you count as a good work ethic. Thanks!