Friday, August 18, 2006

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed:

  • They must be fit for it;
  • They must not do too much of it; and
  • They must have a sense of success in it
  • - not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowldege, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.

W.H. Walden


Something dirty said...

That's good news! I am happy in my work. Althought my feeling of success in my work is still somewhat contingent on praise, but I think I'm getting there.

neha said...

oh good for you :D

i am really really glad to hear that!!

i am feeling a bit challenged for the time being - i am supressing any thought that starts with a wonder - if i am fit to do what i am doing. but i am happy - i know i am growing and i know that from what i was to what i am becoming, is a nice curve (not, not literally - exercises are low - and i am fat!!)