There is much more to us than what can be seen.  Unfortunately too many people choose to bring their physical selves (their hands), and even their mental selves (their heads) to work (if they didn’t they likely wouldn’t have the job for long), but leave a huge portion – their emotional selves (their hearts) at home.

What do you bring to work everyday with you?  If you don’t bring your heart, you are missing tremendous opportunities.  Here are some reasons why you should bring your whole self, heart included, to work each day.

You’ll have more energy.  We strip ourselves of a major energy stream when we disconnect our emotions when we leave for work.  Our heart can provide a deep reservoir we can tap into if we have a belief in what we are doing.  This doesn’t have to be a one way energy flow however.  When we are fully engaged in our work we have more energy to use, but more flows back to us as well.

You’ll be healthier.  When you bring your whole self to your efforts you will be richly repaid in more than energy alone.  That energy will translate to greater health.

You’ll have more enthusiasm.  Dale Carnegie said “act enthusiastic and you’ll be enthusiastic.”  It is true.  Enthusiasm doesn’t come from our hands or head.  Enthusiasm comes from our heart.  Let your passions loose!  Let your enthusiasm for a project show!  You’ll be amazed at how this can change your entire outlook and performance at work.

You’ll be more productive.  Think about it.  When do you get more done, when you look at your list of tasks and breathe a heavy sigh, or when you are jazzed about a particular project?  You know the answer.  What is the difference?  Your heart and soul.  There is no doubt that you will be more productive, alone, in a team or when leading others if you put your heart into your work.

You’ll have more fun.  I saved this one for last because it is something, unfortunately too many people don’t even think is possible.  It isn’t if you only bring half your tree to work.  But when you allow yourself to fully engage with your work, you will find opportunities for great enjoyment.

Am I suggesting we all become workaholics?  Not at all.  In fact, quite the opposite.  When we bring our full selves to our work, and gain all of the benefits above we will probably not work any longer.  We may work harder, but we will definitely work smarter.  And we’ll enjoy all of it much more.

 


Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, , the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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