The rebel. The punk. The guy that doesn’t give a shit…

 

The smart, but lazy, guy that could make a good life for himself, if only he could get his damn shit together…

 

Those tropes seemed to be the definition of counter culture, where it was cool to bounce when it came to personal responsibility and just live a mostly apathetic, bohemian lifestyle.

 

But… has that lifestyle played itself out?

 

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Has being a bum become mainstream? Is being a lazy ass losing its luster? I’m here to offer you a suggestion…

 

What if taking personal responsibility is the new act of rebellion? In a time when most people don’t care one way or another, is it truly an act of defiance to… actually give a shit?

 

We live in a world where it is EASY, and sometimes might even feel encouraged, to live a life of existential, hedonistic nihilism where nothing matters except for personal happiness and instant gratification.

 

It’s too easy to get sucked into the trap of dopamine addiction these days. Technology has made everything so convenient now that we expect an answer or reply or order confirmation within minutes. We have become so engrained and spoiled with this lifestyle, that it seems hard, or archaic, to value the virtue of patience.

 

“Patience is just for the dumb people that don’t know how to do things faster.“

-some random dude

 

Building something for the long term seems like a suckers play…

 

After all,

 

Didn’t we watch the last generation save up for retirement, just to have their 401K completely wiped out from underneath them right as they were about to retire?

 

Yeah, we’re not gonna get duped like they were.

 

But,

 

What if we found a way to take responsibility, find our values, and build a foundation of our life that we are proud of?

 

Would that be so difficult?

 

Would that be… gasp … worth it?

 

It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of life being meaningless. I’m sure no one would fault you for it, and you can find a ton of people online with confirmation bias to agree with you.

 

However,

 

What if in spite of that… we search for something more?

 

In spite of the pain and drudgery of life, we still find a way to make the best of it?

 

The journey for meaning or purpose may turn out to be way more fulfilling than we think. Getting up and doing something to change or improve our lives or maybe even the lives of others one task at a time might hold some intrinsic value that we might just be naively shrugging off because we can’t see an end goal.

 

But this journey requires action, and suffering.

 

If you are looking to end suffering, then by all means, do nothing. But I’m not so sure that is lifestyle is working very well either…

 

The value of personal responsibility is something that can’t be scientifically measured. And it’s not some overnight quick fix.

 

However, the inertia from the momentum of taking responsibility and action helps to build and train the muscle of resiliency.

 

And in continuing to train those skill sets, we become stronger and more confident.

 

Mistakes will happen, but to be doing and learning from mistakes is to be alive.

 

You are lucky to be in this world. You only have one life. Why not take some action and make the most of it?

 

Work or train until you’re tired. Until you expended all that pent up energy. See how you feel at the end of the day. Notice if those endorphins gave you a surprising jolt and a feeling of accomplishment that you’ve been missing in your life for a while.

 

Are you gonna wear out or rust out?

 

I choose to wear out.

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Here’s What the Work Ethic of Each Personality Type is Actually Like

Written By Kirsten Moodie

Here’s What the Work Ethic of Each Personality Type is Actually Like

Some people have a very strong work ethic, while others simply do not believe it is important. Here is how the work ethic of each personality type is.

 

INFJ

INFJs definitely have a strong work ethic, and often put a lot of pressure on themselves. There may come a time when the INFJ loses their strong desire to work hard for their company, when they start to feel like they aren’t doing valuable work. If they believe that the place they are working is not run by moral or good people, they might lose faith and not want to continue working for them. INFJs are definitely not lazy people, they simply want to believe in the work they are doing. They might continue to push through, especially if they need to provide financially for their loved ones. INFJs might find themselves feeling disillusioned if they aren’t able to work somewhere honest and good.

ENFJ

ENFJs have a very strong work ethic, and truly believe in doing their best. They will often find themselves going above and beyond in order to impress their boss and coworkers. ENFJs definitely want to be doing something that is honest and valuable, but they also want to provide for their loved ones. ENFJs will work themselves to the bone in order to ensure that the people they care for are provided for. They are often competitive people and will push to be the best at whatever they do.

INFP

INFPs work ethic entirely depends upon their career and what they are doing. If the INFP feels passionate about what they are doing and feels like they are truly making a difference, then they will push themselves to work very hard. The INFP will take their job seriously and will go above and beyond when they truly believe in their work. If the INFP feels negatively about their job, their work ethic definitely goes downhill. They will often feel like they are wasting their time, and will find themselves slacking in the workplace.

ENFP

ENFPs have a very strong work ethic when it comes to things they are passionate about. The ENFP does best in a career that excites and challenges them, but may struggle with boring jobs. If the ENFP feels like they are doing something that challenges and pushes them to improve, then they will likely enjoy this and work very hard. If the ENFP is in a career that does not inspire them, they will have a hard time to pushing themselves. They will be good at getting by doing just the bare minimum, and will likely get out of trouble by using their charming personalities.

 

INTJ

INTJs definitely have a good work ethic, especially in a career that challenges them to move forward. If the INTJ has room for growth then they will push themselves very hard to be successful in their field. Having opportunities to grow truly helps to inspire the INTJ and causes them to have an excellent work ethic. The INTJ who enjoys their job will be the very best at what they do, and will continue to learn and research in order to be even better. If the INTJ feels stagnant in a workplace they will likely just resign instead of wasting anymore energy there.

ENTJ

ENTJs have a very strong work ethic and will likely push themselves to be impressive in their position. ENTJs want to be the very best at whatever they do, and will always strive to improve. In the workplace ENTJs are often focused and driven people, which certainly shows in the results of their work. If the ENTJ feels stagnant in their career they will likely feel the need to resign and find somewhere else. They want to be able to push themselves and dislike feeling like there is no room for growth in what they are doing. ENTJs are rarely afraid of new challenges, and prefer opportunities to be impressive.

INTP

INTPs work ethic depends entirely on how they feel about the work they are doing. INTPs are imaginative and pensive people, which causes them to feel overwhelmed by someone else’s pointless demands. INTPs often know how to plan something out excellently, and can become frustrated by the rules and procedures that other people put on them. They have a decent work ethic when it comes to the things they are passionate about, but can have a hard time in jobs they don’t feel inspired by. INTPs often do best when they are allowed to work on their own terms, which can be difficult.

ENTP

ENTPs are definitely hard working people, but they can struggle to have a strong work ethic with a job they do not believe in. ENTPs simply want to be able to grow and push themselves to improve. They understand that they have to do well in order to maintain a certain lifestyle, but the ENTP is also skilled at getting themselves out of trouble. If the ENTP finds themselves slacking at work, they can often find a way to get around this without angering their bosses. They do have times where they want to slack off a little bit, since the ENTP often has so many other thoughts running through their minds.

 

ISTJ

Work ethic is something that ISTJs possess in abundance, they are constantly striving to be better at what they do. The ISTJ will push themselves to be the very best in their job position, and wants to be impressive to their boss. They simply believe that it is important to work hard and be a valuable member of the team. ISTJs do not want to be viewed as lazy, and truly want to be helpful in their careers. The ISTJ rarely will be seen slacking off at work, and likely take their jobs very seriously.

ESTJ

ESTJs definitely have a strong work ethic, and believe in doing what they can to improve. The ESTJ wants to be viewed as the very best at whatever they do, no matter what their job title is. They often push themselves very hard and put a lot of pressure on themselves to be successful. ESTJs do not want to be viewed as lazy, and sincerely want to be considered a valuable member of their community and their work team. ESTJs definitely enjoy their relaxation time, but when they are working they give it their all.

ISFJ

ISFJs believe in working hard, especially since they want to provide for their loved ones. They will likely continue to work hard at their job, even if they don’t receive enough appreciation for it. The ISFJ is usually the person taking on extra tasks in order to ensure that everything gets done. They aren’t aggressive people, so they might not push to make their efforts known to others. The ISFJ will do best in a job position where their bosses take notice of their hard work, since the ISFJ is constantly doing more than they really need to. They have a strong work ethic and believe in being a valuable member of the community.

ESFJ

ESFJs have a decent work ethic, and often believe in doing their best. They put a lot of pressure on themselves to be good at what they do and be a valuable member of their team. The ESFJ does not believe in slacking off at work, and will often push themselves very hard. They can have a hard time if they do not feel appreciated for a long period of time though, and might end up extending themselves far too much. ESFJs are hardworking people, but they do have their limits when it comes to lacking appreciation.

 

ISTP

ISTPs are not lazy people, but they don’t value work ethic as much as they do freedom. The ISTP wants to be able to do their own thing, and are extremely independent people. They can have a hard time in a job where other people are pushing them to do something that does not make sense. ISTPs will have a positive work ethic in a career that inspires them and allows them plenty of space to do their own thing. Being micromanaged definitely destroys the ISTPs work ethic and ability to persevere.

ESTP

ESTPs definitely believe in working hard, but at the same time they do like to take shortcuts. The ESTP simply wants to get ahead in their career, and do not mind finding ways to improve upon someone else’s ideas. They are not opposed to taking shortcuts in order to propel themselves forward and get to where they want to be. ESTPs are certainly not lazy people, but they have their own unique moral code and a very personal idea of what a good work ethic is. They will find a way to be the best at their job, whatever it takes.

ISFP

ISFPs might struggle to find a positive work ethic, since they have a stronger desire to feel free. ISFPs want to be able to do their own things, and hate being forced into a career they do not believe in. They want to feel like what they are doing truly means something, and dislike being in a job that does not feel morally right to them. If the ISFP believes that the company or place they work for is not morally sound, they will definitely struggle with their work ethic.

ESFP

ESFPs work ethic entirely depends upon their career and just how much they enjoy it. If the ESFP is in a position that does not make them happy, they will become very frustrated. They dislike being forced to do something that does not inspire them, and they will likely be very lazy in that position. If the ESFP feels passionate about their job then they will likely work harder than anyone else around them. The ESFP simply wants to feel happy each day at work, and this entirely affects their work ethic.

 

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