You scroll through LinkedIn and see it everywhere. Those seemingly endless discussions about the “outdated” 9 to 5 job. Well, the 9 to 5 seems to be pretty fun, considering my typical 6 to 5 workday not including my other tasks like blog writing, sport and the racing simulator that comes after. But what is it that we should focus on?
The truth is, it doesn’t even matter how much we are working. The only thing that matters is what we do when we are “working” or claim to be “working”.
Am I a workaholic? Do I need to be busy? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no. Sometimes I would love to leave work early or trying to reduce my stress level. But that’s not the point. It’s not important to spend less hours at work, it’s important how we spend those hours. With me being new in the company, project and product environment, of course I have to learn a lot. Basically everything. But once I have absorbed everything there is to absorb, things will get better automatically. And that’s the same for everything that we do or touch.
When I have started this blog, I needed to spend a ton of hours just to get this one post ready for the next day. Today, well, I have established a process that allows me to do the job much better without the need of more, but less time.
Don’t tell us how much you work, show us how good you are!
It doesn’t matter if you are working 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or even 80 hours a week. That doesn’t tell us anything about the quality of those hours spend. Forget about the endless discussions. Forget about the things you hear and read about. If you are doing a good job it will be worth it anyways. Love what you do and there is no need to stop.
See you next time!