Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Yes, the title to today’s blog post was heavily inspired by a certain song from the 1980s, but I feel that the core message behind the title is even more relevant today.

As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, most of us spend the lion’s share of our days working. That seems like the nature of the beast, because somebody has to pay the bills. It’s simply not enough to just pursue your passion unless it can generate a steady flow of income.

That said, you are spending about 40 hours a week at your job, whether it be at home or in a more traditional workplace setting, so you may as well make the most of us. Far too many people grudgingly make their way through each work day, daydreaming about what they’ll be doing in the weekend to come. That’s no way to live life.

Yes, you should absolutely have a strong work ethic, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself while at work too. At the same time, you also need to take on a longer-term perspective to realize the greater importance of what you do at work, whether it be for your own financial goals and how it contributes back to society.

Working “just” for the weekend is short-term and unproductive.

I’m not saying that you can’t look forward to having a break, since work can be, by definition, hard work. Everyone deserves to have some reprieve from time to time, but if all you’re doing is working so you can look forward to the weekend, you’re missing out on much of what life has to offer you.