Overheard at the Gas Station

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Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

There I was, pumping gas and minding my own business. The lady at the next pump was talking to the gas station attendant and when they finished their conversation, she said, "Don't work too hard"

What a concept! Don't work too hard. How hard is too hard? Is this becoming a way of life for some? Not to work too hard? I have always prided myself on being a hard worker. Having tasks and goals that, upon completion, give me a sense of satisfaction. If we tell someone not to work too hard, does it become a self fulfilling prophecy?

What if someone said, Work as hard as you can until you drop? Both are extremes and a work ethic is something, I believe cannot be taught. You either have it or you don't. I love it when blog ideas come from everyday life. When i heard this today, I kept playing over and over in my head.

Does the worker who was told not to work too hard finish her day and say, mission accomplished?

Does the lady who said this to her feel that she has done her duty?

When reading this blog, don't think too hard!

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Tori Lynn Wallitsch
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Usually when I tell someone not to work too hard (like a seller who has just received my three page list of to-do's) it's because I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work and am thankful that I am not the one that has to "work too hard"!

May 15, 2008 04:18 PM
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Scott Hoyt
Founding Partner, ChangingStreets.com

Sorry, what was that? I checked out on line two.

 

 

May 15, 2008 05:05 PM
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Widespread lethargy - good point.

At $4.49 a gallon for gas, I don't think about working less when I'm filling up my tank....

 

May 15, 2008 05:18 PM
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Sandra Carlisle
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First Team Estates

I see how that could be self-fulfilling.

May 15, 2008 08:45 PM
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Jim Hirschhorn
GRI, Real Living - Orlando
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Andy - Yada yada yada

Tori - Just say no

Scott - Are you saying I bore you?

Andrew - $4.49? wow. I paid 3.61 at Sams

Sandra - and you didn't even see the worker!

May 16, 2008 06:44 AM
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