Monday, June 28, 2010

The Happy Monday Paradox

Hi and happy Monday! That’s right, it’s Monday and I’m happy about it. I like coming to work.

…Did the universe just explode?

No? Then I’ll continue. My grandpa, the smartest man I have ever known, used to tell me this about careers:

“Find something you love to do, then find someone who’ll pay you to do it.” At 84 he claimed that at he hadn’t worked since he was twenty years old.

This came from a man who, at various points in his life, had been a furnace stoker, a WWII pilot, a chemistry professor, a professional boxer, an engineer, an inventor, and a business owner.

What I’m saying, in a roundabout way, is that I haven’t had to drag myself to work once in the last seven weeks. I think my grandpa was on to something.
Wisdom by Warren:
They say, “The best things in life are free.” I have never encountered a free submarine. But I urge you to be skeptical, if you do.

4 Comments:

Blogger admojo said...

I'm almost 30 years into my career in advertising and I still love what I do and am amazed that I get paid to do it. But, I do hate coming into work on Mondays, wish we should do summer hours, t-f 9 to 8

June 28, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Warren Bates said...

First of all, thanks for reading and commenting!

And second, yeah...there is plenty of time between seven weeks and thirty years for me to stop enjoying Mondays.

June 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Tyler Durden said...

Legitimately laughing out loud reading this. Can't wait for more of these to go up, and dig the daily wisdom.

June 29, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm diggin' it too! Love your references to the "Great Man"!!! Everything I learned about hard work & being good people was from him too!!!
pepper

June 30, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

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