I recently read that in some Buddhist writings there is the following advice:
Act always as if the future of the universe depended on what you did, while laughing at yourself for thinking that what-ever you do makes any difference.
This made me stop and think.
I’ve often taken a laissez-faire attitude to many things in life, including my work, and I’ve started to rethink my approach and take whatever I happen to be doing a little more seriously.
However, it is also easy to go to far with this sentiment and then be too serious.
The above advice helps you keep things in the right place.