I have been working over 35 years, and have retired recently. I have seen and experienced many types of workers, some dedicated and some not. I came across this anecdote by Oyasama, which I hope will help those that continue to work for his or her profession.
“Early rising, honesty, and work. There is a great difference in merit between being awakened and waking up someone else. Working in the shadows and praising others is honesty. If you do not put into practice what you hear, you will become a lie. Work on top of work, saying to yourself, ‘Just a little more, just a little bit more’; this is not greed, it is work that comes from true sincerity.” Anecdotes of Oyasama