PERSPECTIVES ON THE TASK

How much you enjoy your work and how well you might do with it are all related to your perspective.  The writing field is no different.  James A. Michener once said (“On the (Opposing) Record” Writer’s Digest, October 2014, p. 15):

I love writing.  I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.

When you love your field so much, you genuinely enjoy the tangling in more ways than one.  That is—at least I hope—why you are in your chosen profession.

On the other hand, even within our chosen professions, sometimes we have certain tasks we just have to muscle through because they need to be done.  Consider Dorothy Parker, who has a slightly different take on writing than Michener does:

I hate writing.  I love having written.





About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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