motivational article on work: all play and no work

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You must have heard, all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. How about all play and no work? What does it make Jack…?

Each time you sit to watch a movie, a football match and dance to a popular song; does it ever cross your mind that the actors, actresses, footballers and musicians who engage you at those moments are on their line of duty – doing what they know how to do best? Doing what brings them reward (put money in their bank accounts), fulfillment etc

Do you know the efforts that go into the production of a great movie, recording of a bestselling album? Do you know how much drills footballers go through in preparation for a match?

Our life is a reflection of our activities; it is the progressive tape of our priorities. You must consciously choose the kind of life you want to live. By your activities, you decide if you will live in poverty, obscurity and mediocrity or if you will live a successful life.

Determine today, what you want to be known for, what you want to succeed at. Spend the rest of your life doing those things.

The Good news I bring is that it’s never late to make meaning of your existence. Make a decision to live a meaningful and rewarding life – watch your life turn around for good. Choose to make your time count. Get to work!

This article does not ‘demonize’ watching movies, football matches etc it warns against overindulgence; it advocates identifying your talents and developing it. It says you can be all you want to be – if you are committed to the cause.

As you pursue your dreams, I pray God to guide you right. May He make you a light to the world and salt to the earth.

Now tell me, what does all play and no work make Jack?

Written by: Olorunfemi Babatunde

The author is a Business Development officer with Japaul Plc – A leading Oil and Maritime company in Nigeria.
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