It seems that my social media feeds are full of people who have a “case of the Monday’s” and who can’t wait for the weekend– when they can do the things they actually want to do. When so many are looking for any reason to get out of work, it’s noteworthy when someone loves what they do so much that nothing could keep them away from their work.
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There’s a video that’s been circulating recently of a rehearsal with the cast of The Greatest Showman. Hugh Jackman just had a minor surgery and was told he could not sing. Tough to do when you’re in a musical, but that’s a pretty good excuse, right? Well, Hugh showed up and mouthed the words until one moment in the middle of rehearsal he simply could not hold back anymore and he let it fly.
It’s clear in this video that Hugh Jackman loves his work, and no note from his doctor was going to keep him from it! And the room went nuts. I’m sure we are only experiencing a small fraction of the energy that was in that room. But it’s clear that what Hugh was experiencing was contagious.
Think of a time you’ve experienced WorkJoy like this. A time when you loved your work so much that no excuse, valid or not, would keep you away.
What was that like? Do you still have that passion for your work? If not, what happened?
Let me encourage you to be on the lookout for your Greatest Showman moment. A time when your WorkJoy simply spills out of you and becomes contagious to everyone around you! That’s when you know you’ve found that thing that everyone wishes they had. You’ll look forward to Mondays and the weekend is just icing on the cake. You’ll have found WorkJoy.