“Do More Great Work!”

“Do More Great Work!”

—Michael Bungay Stainer, Sr. Partner at Box of Crayons

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I am currently reading the book Mastery by Robert Greene, with great fascination. The subject of mastery has intrigued me all my life. This brilliant analysis includes stories of a wide variety of historic and current masters, and how their life journeys evolved.

Fundamental to the majority of these stories is a clear and authentic passion for the type of work or activity the subjects pursued. Each person tapped into their own gifts and unique abilities, and combined them with an unstoppable drive to pursue, develop, and contribute their talents to the world.

EXERCISE:

What does doing more great work mean to you? How can you do less bad work, or stop both the bad and even some good work, to make room for more great work in the year ahead?

Consider making the book Mastery a must read for 2016.

Another favorite I am sure you will enjoy is Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stainer, author of today’s quote.

“Do what you love and love what you do. There’s no better way to a happier you!”

“Do what you love and love what you do. There’s no better way to a happier you!”

– Dr. Seuss, children’s author

About a month ago, my wife Wendy gave me the gift of a “thought for the day” Dr. Seuss desk display. I have to admit that it wasn’t until I was stumped for a good quote that I sought the wisdom of the dear Doctor.

To me, the quote above is one of the most meaningful as it points to the very nature of how we spend our time, and the level of happiness we experience through our vocations.

Exercise:

Download the Yes Magazine Happiness Poster entitled 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy from:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/pdf/48/Happiness_Poster11x17.pdf

… or reply to me and I will send it to you.