Today I was reflecting that I am happier when I’ve meaningful work to do, than when I do not. I do not mind the work to get it done.
People make the work meaningful, all the people involved, especially those who I work for the most of the time.
What I like about working, is that it builds the capacity to work more. During last summer I noticed, that both my mental and physical stamina are at surprisingly good levels. Then I started to ponder how this came to be, and mostly I came to the conclusion that it has to be not only the physical exercise and small things I do each, but the mental exercise as well.
Work builds capacity. And above all it’s the capacity that matters.
If I were suddenly taken into less challenging work, it would start deteriorating and in few months I would already be in position where I cannot the old.
I think capacity matters, especially if you ambition matter. And I do think that we all have or should have a purpose that for which challenging ourselves matter and therefore our capacity matters. We shouldn’t settle for just anything, we shouldn’t lower our standards, but to keep challenging our capacity.