“Let the beauty of what you love – be what you do.”
Everyone talks about this novel concept of doing what you love. This idea resonates strongly with me as it probably does with you as well. And like me, the first place you would like to apply this concept is in your work. We all want to be the person who wakes up every morning and can’t wait to start the work day. But I made a mistake with this belief.
I put a filter on and only applied it to work, failing to recognize that you should do whatever you love every chance you get whether it’s at work or not. Too many of us – including me – only apply it to a work scenario, leaving us doomed to be unhappy at work forevermore if it doesn’t happen or happens too slowly.
I’m not suggesting you give up your quest to love what you do at work. You absolutely want to make sure your job is a good match to your talents at the very least. It just doesn’t need to be an all or nothing situation. And let’s face it. Some of the things we love to do will probably never be full-time careers. Yes, I’m talking to you builders of toothpick homes. It’s a nice hobby but most likely not one that will…well, you know…keep a roof over your head.
My goal is still to combine doing what I love into my work. And whether I have that opportunity or not – I’m still going to do the things I love every chance I get.