Let Service replace Work..!

By Robert Clements. Dated: 6/11/2019 12:18:12 PM

Are you bored with the job you do? Day after day, following the same routine? Here's something for you: One evening a scholar was addressing the participants on the concept of work culture. One of the participants asked the following question: "I am a senior manager of a company and joined the organization twenty-five years ago as an engineer trainee and over the last 25 years I have gone through every experience in the organization."
"When I joined, the job was very challenging and interesting. However, all those exciting days are gone since I do not find my job any more interesting because there is nothing new. I am now feeling bored because I am doing a routine job."
" However, Sir, I am living in the same house for over forty years, I am the son for the same parents for over forty five years, I am the father for the same children for the past ten years and the husband for the same lady for the past twenty years !
" In these personal roles I do not feel bored Please tell me why I am bored of the routine in the office and not in the house?"
The response from the mentor was very interesting and convincing. He asked the executive the question: "Please tell me whom does your mother cook for?"
The executive replied that obviously the mother cooks for others.
Then the scholar replied, "Your mother serves others and because of this service mindedness, she is not feeling tired or bored, but in an office we 'work' and do not 'serve'. Anything we consider, as service will not make us feel bored. That is difference between serving and working."
"When you start considering your work as service watch and see the change in you!"
This was a very interesting analysis!! Whenever you put a larger context around your work and see a broader meaning for your work, you will take interest in your work and it will make a very big difference in your internal energy.
Let's start looking at what we do in the same way. Notice the people who benefit from what you are doing, whatever your profession. If you are a salesman imagine the end result of your product, if you are a businessman start thinking of serving your customers instead of doing a job for them.
This change in attitude has also happened with me. Once upon a time I wrote because I loved writing but very often either faced a writer's block or there were days when I felt bored. Today, I write because I know that someone somewhere takes heed to these words and it changes their life.
Service has replaced work.
Try it out; start serving and watch a smile replace your boredom..!
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