“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.”
Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown.
How? Work, of course. There’s no other reliable way.
We’re often told that work is bad. True, it can be unpleasant. Yes, it can take time. Sure, even cleaning the bathroom suddenly sounds like fun when we’re about to get started on a daunting project, but the fact remains that WORK IS GOOD.
And it’s good for you! It accomplishes things and makes goals and dreams come true. It makes you strong and able to conquer any obstacle. The ability to set goals and achieve them even makes you more attractive and inspiring.
How can you learn to love work? The first step is to do some of it. Learn that even unpleasant tasks aren’t so bad once you get started, and finishing up feels fantastic. Continue reading “Work is Good”