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As If it Were a Life-long Job

A familiar Japanese expression that goes, “a three-day chore,” means even if the job only requires three days, you tackle it as sincerely as if it were a life-long occupation. By so doing, you will surely gain joy and precious experience. If you can look at things that way, you can enjoy any situation and stay calm. Some people might say, “I will do my best when I land a good job.” But I believe that if you can’t focus on your present job, you won’t be able to fulfill any kind of job. The circumstances and contents of your job will change, and be changed, irrespective of your own will.

By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation

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As If it Were a Life-long Job

A familiar Japanese expression that goes, “a three-day chore,” means even if the job only requires three days, you tackle it as sincerely as if it were a life-long occupation. By so doing, you will surely gain joy and precious experience. If you can look at things that way, you can enjoy any situation and stay calm. Some people might say, “I will do my best when I land a good job.” But I believe that if you can’t focus on your present job, you won’t be able to fulfill any kind of job. The circumstances and contents of your job will change, and be changed, irrespective of your own will.

By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation