Clint Eastwood

“Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously.”

Our work is that which we do to benefit others. Benefiting others is part of our purpose in life. Not taking our work seriously defeats it’s purpose, our purpose.

Taking ourselves seriously is the essence of selfishness. Selfishness precludes happiness.

Taking ourselves seriously and not our work seriously makes it not much fun for ourselves and those who work with us. Taking our work seriously and not ourselves seriously leads us to a purposeful and happy life.