Quotes From Aristotle: Part Seven

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

Work is inevitable.

Okay okay, I might sound a bit like Thanos when I say that, but the point still stands. Work is something that you need to do in order to take care of yourself. Alternatively you’ll be homeless, hungry, probably lonely, and although it doesn’t sound bad, bored. Boredom kills. 

Aristotle knew that enjoying your task is what drives perfection. Perfection is achieved when you tinker with the outcome of something over and over and over again until it’s exactly the way it’s meant to be. Although you could probably do this once or twice with most things, it’s almost impossible to do it constantly… unless you enjoy doing it. 

In order to constantly do something, you almost have to be obsessed with it. You can’t really truly be the best at something or even be mediocre unless you’re willing to do it all the time, every day, for the rest of your life. 

This is why it’s important to enjoy the work you do. Some people simply like working because it gives their mind something to do or they have people to see. Some people dislike those things but they enjoy the task they’re assigned. Whatever the reason, these people are often the most successful at their tasks. This of course allows for them to dedicate time into their work without tiring out as quickly as others. As a result, their work ends up better than others.

The same logic applies to real, genuine self improvement. This is whatever you feel helps you to become the best version of yourself. If you don’t really truly enjoy what you’re doing, you won’t improve yourself. Choose wisely.

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