Is work really worship?
‘Work is worship’ is what we always listen around. Some believe it to be true, some find it only the saying for a workoholic, while some do not bother.
Are you the kind of person that would work for hours tirelessly without any complaint, or would you better keep it light (the evening TV shows, the long video call, or endless talks are important)? If you are the latter one (which mostly all youth are), you might think that the person putting in efforts in their 9 to 5 job is a foolish person. Contrary our parents would find Flexible working or Work From Home and taking breaks from work a joke.
These are two extremes of current work culture and that is because we have never been trained to think of work as a Responsibility. No matter what place you are in your professional life, getting your first job, a manager in a corporate, starting up for yourself, re-starting work after raising kids, or on the verge of retirement, for any of this situation your work affects the lives of people around. For any role that you have your family, your customers, your investors, your employers, the society have trusted you and your skills and that is the responsibility you take. Do you really think you’re matching the efforts against the trust that they have put in?
How many of you get pissed of at a government employee to show up late in the office or at your Uber driver for calling you to ask your location when he has it on the phone? Don’t you think you are making a similar mess when it comes to your work? How would your team lead feel when you miss the task deadline and he’ll have to face the management, how will a patient feel for not getting needed medication just because you thought of taking unplanned leave during your internship, wouldn’t a student be left behind if you as a teacher just dropped in some worksheets from Pinterest to quickly wrap up tasks.
Just like too many small and big gears together make a wall clock work, similarly no matter how small or big your role is, you’re a part of a big ecosystem that is functioning and helping society grow. Remember when you take up some work, you’re not doing it for the sake of income, instead, you’re helping this global ecosystem function. So better be a part that adds value to this ecosystem by doing what is really expected. Just try to go an extra mile, just try to beat your targets, just try to be exceptionally good at what you do, just try to forget the Chalega Mindset, you’ll start noticing what you’re really meant for.
The whole intention behind writing this blog is to reach out to the youth of our country and make them realize the real sense of what this old proverb ‘Work is Worship’ means. It doesn't mean working like donkeys to get that paycheck, nor it means going to the office because you had no choice. If you think you would stop working if you had a million dollars with you, trust me you’ll never have it. Do you think Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff bezos worked so hard to make themselves the richest ones in the world and then stop working? No, they are amongst the richest because they understood their responsibility in this global ecosystem and they were some of the finest pieces that added value in this ecosystem. If you can’t worship (Do it responsibly) what you do, better find something else?