You may think your work doesn’t matter because you are in a business that is struggling. But your work does matter! You never know how that business would be doing if you weren’t there. If you keep holding on, you may discover a way to bring that business new clients. You may discover a new product or service that revitalizes your industry. Don’t give up. Your work matters!
You may think you have the most boring job in the world and it takes little effort to do. You may call it a menial task. But what if your role enabled something amazing to happen? If you flip burgers, perhaps a meal you served gave someone the energy to make a great scientific discovery. Maybe that burger gave someone the energy to save a life. if you dig ditches, perhaps your work saves lives and homes from flooding. Your work matters!
Perhaps you are between jobs and are taking care of a loved one at home. You may care for an elderly parent or your child. You may take care of other children as well as your own. You may think no one notices and your work makes no difference. Care and compassion always matter. Your care may enable a young person to become a great person and do great things. Your kindness to an elderly person may touch a heart starved for kindness. Your work matters!
Maybe you’ve been laid off and you are struggling to know what to do next. Perhaps you feel you were laid off because your work didn’t matter. And now you are struggling to find what to do next. Find something constructive to do. Open your eyes to the needs around you. Your work mattered than and it matters today! You will find work again. In the meantime. Keep busy and keep plugging away. Your work matters!
Whatever you do today, do it with style, do it with enthusiasm and do it as if it matters. Because it does! Your work matters!