“Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer
It’s easy to dread Monday after a weekend of freedom and rest. It’s easy to complain about having to go to work or simply having to complete undesirable tasks. What some might not realize is that we have a choice: we can be miserable or we can be happy. Life is full of work and obligations. We can let ourselves become bitter under the load or we can choose to be positive and find joy even in the grunt work.
If we think about work in a different way, we should be grateful to even have a job. Some wish and pray to be hired but, for one reason or another, they are unable to find a position. Here we are, complaining about our work when someone just like us would love to switch places with us.
If we choose to be miserable, we will be. It sounds like such a simple statement, but it holds a deeper truth. We easily forget that we have a choice. Monday will always come whether we are ready for it or not. We can choose to abhor it or we can choose to use it. We can choose to react negatively to what happens to us or we can choose to react in a more positive way. We can choose to be happy and grateful that we have employment. We can choose to be happy and productive. We can choose to motivate our self to achieve our overall goals whether it be monetary gain, a sense of satisfaction in completing work, or attaining success. We can spur ourselves on or wallow in bitterness. Just remember: it’s your choice!