Work:  The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

Work:  The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom


“Most people only work enough so that it feels like work, whereas successful people work at a pace that gets such satisfying results that work is a reward. Truly successful people don’t even call it work; for them, it’s a passion. Why? Because they do enough to win!”

— Grant Cardone

IMMERSE:  The Wednesday Word

WORD: Work (noun and a verb)

Work is something you do but it is also something that is



  1. activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result. “he was tired after a day’s work”
  2. a task or tasks to be undertaken; something a person or thing has to do. “they made sure the work was progressing smoothly”


  1. be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a result; do work. “she has been working so hard”
  2. (of a machine or system) operate or function, especially properly or effectively. “his cell phone doesn’t work unless he goes to a high point”


Old English weorc, worc “something done, discrete act performed by someone, action (whether voluntary or required), proceeding, business; that which is made or manufactured, products of labor,” also “physical labor, toil; skilled trade, craft, or occupation; opportunity of expending labor in some useful or remunerative way;” also “military fortification,” from Proto-Germanic *werka- “work” (source also of Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE *werg-o-, suffixed form of root *werg- “to do.”

Work:  The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS:

Let’s talk about work.  Work can and should give people purpose and meaning.  Work does this by providing a high quality of consistency, variety, significance and connection in one’s daily life.  It should also be fulfilling by allowing people to grow and contribute to the common good.   What goals are you trying to attain in your own work?  And to paraphrase another Cardone quote into a question, “Are you going to work to work or are you going to work to prosper?”