Work Ethic

I had seen in the last year as a Security Officer that over half of the people that come into work are just there for the paycheck.

They will do the bare minimum to get by until it’s time for them to leave. They complain the most and often. They rarely help out others. They make the most mistakes. They quit or are fired within 6 months.

It’s astonishing, looking at it now. I realize that they are me through most of the last 14 years. I had the same exact mindset.

In short, my work ethic sucked. It’s better now, but I can’t help wondering how I might have succeeded in my previous jobs.

This really got me thinking today. I want more than anything to be able to make a living as a writer–specifically as a novelist.

But how can I do that with a terrible work ethic?

I can’t. No one can. I’m going to refocus hard on my work ethic, and I know it will carry me through my writing career as a good mentality. A good mentality is what makes the difference between an ok day and a great day.

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