Work comes in many forms. It can be creative or menial. It can be at an office, in a studio, under the hot sun, or at home with children. People are designed to do and to accomplish all sorts of things through their work. But work of all types can overcrowd a person’s attentions and affections. Like so much in life, work can be out of balance. Work can become who you are instead of what you do with who you are.
When this happens, anxiety sets in. What if you fail, does that make you a failure? What if you lose your job, do you lose yourself? What if no one appreciates your creation, does that mean no one can appreciate you? Knowing where work ends and you begin, will give meaning beyond accomplishments. But for that you’ll need a purpose bigger than this world.