Matt Gemmell on work →

January 22, 2015 |

The word “work”, as we commonly use it, often carries incredibly negative connotations. When your work doesn’t inspire you, it’s hard to find the silver lining — particularly on a Monday morning. But does it have to be that way? Matt invites us to look for the thing that doesn’t feel like work to us:

When you’re doing that thing, you can’t wait to get to work. Evenings are continuations. Weekends are more opportunities to fashion great works. Holidays are a change of scenery, without the final day being tinged with sadness and dread, before you return to your life’s work.

Compensation is a welcome bonus, for something you’d be doing regardless. Retirement is unthinkable - why would I ever stop?

Nailed it. There’s a great sense of relief in knowing you’re doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing. The thing that fits, as Matt wrote. It’s intoxicating. Analog Senses is that thing for me, and now I can’t believe it took me so long to figure it out.