Why you should show interest for your job?

Construction worker.

Why avoid lack of interest?

How much can a person lacking interest in his job accomplish? 

Very little; yet it seems that many persons go about their work with a half-a-mind attitude, not much drive, enthusiasm or heart being shown.

Some regard work merely as a means, a boring means of providing income for pleasure, which to them is the real business of living.

No wonder many persons go about their daily work without a professional attitude towards what they are doing. They do the minimum amount of work required to collect their pay check.

Much energy that could be used on their work is often squandered complaining about the place and shortcomings of their job.

With only half-hearted interest in their work, they exert themselves very little to improve on themselves on their job.

For example, how do sales persons show lack of interest for their work?

Besides showing reluctance to answer reasonable questions that arise in a customer’s mind, they fail to take customer’s needs into consideration.

They may present products on a “here-it-is” and “take-or-leave-it” basis.

How will this affect the customers?

They will be more inclined to go elsewhere.

This is because people tend to go where someone is interested in them and their needs.

There are, of course jobs that have more appeal than others.

But just because the interest appeal of a job does not measure up to one’s expectation, does not mean that the work cannot be performed with full heart and determination.

There is no job in the world so dull that it would not present fascinating angles to the mind.

Every job may be looked upon as responsive to our ideal, inviting us to infuse new goodness into it.

Why be considerate?

On the other hand, interest for our work does mean we should not be considerate to others.

For example, an engineer after getting into a train locomotive to make some adjustments to a window noted that was dirty.

It was not his duty to clean windows, so he waited until the worker of the proper job classification arrived to do the job before he could do his.

The train was delayed.

Later, a spokesman for the railways institution when explaining the delay acknowledged that the engineer was within his rights to do that, but he said that he lacked consideration for others, even when it was apparent that thousands of passengers would be inconvenienced.

Hence, it is important to appreciate that work is not only about intelligence or efficiency, but also about sincerity of the heart and responding to what needs to be done.

One can achieve a happy state by putting oneself into whatever one is doing be it small or big.

The skills one has should not only affect his or her job positively, but also enhance the happiness of those who benefit from it.


Each one can take an interest, and should, in the work he finds it necessary to do to earn a livelihood for himself and those dependent upon him.

View it as presenting a challenge to you to keep doing ever better work or to do it ever more efficiently, and that whether you are a professional man or a laborer, an office worker or a housekeeper.

Experience the joy and satisfaction that come from doing a good job.