Is your desk a state of mind or an actual place?
These are all inspirational, but none of these are my work desk.
This is my desk.
My desk has a pile of paper 15" high that symbolizes the amount of work the team has done this year in creating and editing specifications for the next generation of Vanguard.com.
Sort of like those goal "thermometers" you see for fund-raising efforts.
But my pile of paper is symbolic of the constant change to standards and the effort it has taken to stay on top of them, not of reaching a lofty goal.
Necessary work, but hardly rewarding.
Standards are never done, never completely right, and never fully embraced or appreciated.
So I take satisfaction in that pile of paper, applaud myself and teammates as it grows, and will relish sending it to the recycle bin when I rotate off the project at the end of the year.
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