Work Hard Play Hard – Where Do You Stand?

work hard play hard where do you stand



When you hear the phrase work hard play hard, what comes to mind?

Does work hard play hard mean dragging yourself through the week slaving away at a J-O-B you hate so that during the weekend you can play hard at what you love? As the song says: “Everybody working for the weekend!”

Or does the phrase make more of a statement about doing work you love? As James Michener says: “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both.”

Work Hard Play Hard. Where do you stand?

Recently I received an email from a teacher in a school that hires me for keynote presentations. This short email is one of the best emails I’ve received this year.

Hi Kent,

Have you seen this TED video? Dr. Botta shared it with us today. I think you should take a look at it. It says exactly what you say to the students in my classes each year.

I thought of you the entire time I watched it.

The email itself is such a great compliment. Then I watched the video below and the compliment went from great to spectacular! I love the fact that this positive message is being caught by the next generation. As this video demonstrates, when you love what you do for work, there really is no distinction between work and play. Work hard play hard are one and the same.


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