Work Ethic

Nicholas Hamp

With a new week, comes another editorial from ya boy. This week’s edition is going to be an odd one, since instead of writing about a job, I will be explaining the concept of work ethic. Yes, this was my mother’s idea.

Work ethic is something that can be used in all aspects of life, whether you’re doing your homework, or planning an attack on neighboring kingdoms. But, what exactly is it?

According to the reliable source of Google, work ethic is, “the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward,” and when translated to Hebrew, roughly looks like a bunch of pi signs.

When it comes to having a good work ethic, it is very similar to harnessing your chi, but without the weird robes and a gong., the first website that popped up when searching for how to strengthen your work ethic, says to remove as many distractions as possible, set a standard for yourself, and to be dependable. 

For me, distractions consist of pretty much anything. During this article, for instance, I started to look up how to build a lightsaber. Common distractions for normal people may be social media, less important or easier tasks, or other people.

Setting a standard can be a great way to excel in almost anything. For example, I set my standard low enough to accept that I will never be able to drink a whole gallon of chocolate milk in an hour. However, setting it higher in the workplace each time you complete a goal will increase your work ethic exponentially.

Being dependable sort of falls under the awning of setting your own standard. It requires some time for your employer to be able to depend on you, since it is based on trust. As you get bigger jobs and easily conquer them, you will soon achieve the ranking of dependable.