I'm taking what they're giving 'cuz I'm working for a living.
- Huey Lewis & the News (Working For A Living)
If you're like most of us, you spend the majority of your waking hours at work. And if you're even more like most of us, your job is not necessarily your life's true passion. It's a job. A paycheck. A means to an end. But that doesn't mean you have to be miserable, does it?
You can find joy in any job simply by living in the moment. Giving your full attention to the task at hand. No matter what you have to do, no matter how challenging or mundane it may be, just do your best.
Don't worry about being the best. Don't get caught up in office politics or live in fear of what others think. Don't spend your days fighting or complaining about the job process or the corporate culture. If it was all easy and fun, they wouldn't have to pay you.
Remember, you have a job. You're not your job.
Do your best and walk away. It's the only thing you can control. Let everyone else worry about the other stuff.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
Just do your job, then let go. (v. 24)