Dungeon Prompts: Hard Work, What Does it Mean to You?

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Dungeon Prompts

This week’s prompt is: Hard Work, What Does it Mean to You?

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

– Pope Paul VI

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy”

– Robert Half

“Work your craft; until it becomes an art form.”

– Johnnie Dent Jr.

 Today’s Prompt:

Hard work means something different to everyone.  For some it means sweating out a difficult job every day.  To others it means struggling to do what is necessary to keep their family together, be that financial or simply learning how to express love.  To others it means struggling with recovery or rehabilitation.  And to others it is fostering new ways of thinking through therapy or spirituality.

For what do you toil at in your life?  Is it for something you love or for simple survival?  Is it a physical, mental or spiritual struggle?  What does hard work mean to you?

The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 

Dungeon Prompts can be a vehicle for us to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Take the prompt, explore the recesses of your mind, and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**


*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section

Be sure and come back to check out the other prompt contributors throughout the week. Comment on their posts and let them know what you think.  Together we can help create a community of great writers and honest seekers.  We are a mad blend, let us honor the wisdom within.


Prompt Contributors:

Shit Scooper – Tea with Anne

This Labor – Nik’s Place

A Life of Service – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Labour of Love – Traces of the Soul

Loving You is Hard Work – Follow Your Shadow

The Real Work – Dream Cloud Diaries

Working Hard – Dave Kester

Bluesin’ Out the Goo Goo Dolls – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Hard to Let Go – MarthaOstout

How about you?



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