Friday, July 01, 2011

Success - A Sense of Satisfaction

Every now and again I come across little pieces of information, stories or anecdotes that remind me that it is a wonderful thing to find satisfaction in what you do for a living. Perhaps you've seen statistics related to this and how a large percentage of the working population have an underlying sense of discontentment in the work that they do.

Perhaps you can add some additional stories to this section, but here's one about the mechanic and the surgeon that I located on the Internet at:
A heart surgeon took his car to his local garage for a regular service, where he usually exchanged a little friendly banter with the owner, a skilled but not especially wealthy mechanic.

"So tell me," says the mechanic, "I've been wondering about what we both do for a living, and how much more you get paid than me ..."

"Yes?..." says the surgeon.

"Well look at this," says the mechanic, as he worked on a big complicated engine, "I check how it's running, open it up, fix the valves, and put it all back together so it works good as new... We basically do the same job don't we? And yet you are paid ten times what I am - how do you explain that?"

The surgeon thought for a moment, and smiling gently, replied,"Try it with the engine running..."

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