Strong Work EthicBy: Alex Stevens, Vice President
“Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.”
-- Mary Lou Retton
Throughout our lives and careers, most of us will have different jobs, roles, and responsibilities. When we work hard at whatever role we are in, our experiences will inevitably help us in the future.
In an organization the size of OPEX, there are many interdependencies. Part of what motivates me (and others) to work hard at my job is knowing that in this organization we are dependent upon one another. If I work hard and do a good job then in a small way it allows other individuals in the organization to flourish and keep on doing their jobs.
We all have an active role to play in working hard, doing our best, and keeping the organization moving forward so that we can all continue to provide for our families.
Thomas Jefferson is often quoted as saying, “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the luckier I get.” The basic concept behind this is that the harder we work, the more opportunities we open ourselves up to and more likely we are to be successful.
As an organization, I like to think that if all of us continue working hard, doing a great job at our specific function, then we will continue making great products, innovating, and creating more opportunities for ourselves in the future.