Let LOVE lead the way to the career you want
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
You know that feeling of falling in love? Where every moment of time you can spare, you want nothing more than to spend it with the object of your affection. Where you walk around in a bubble of happiness and find your mind wandering often – thinking about future possibilities.
We follow the same patterns when we truly love our work. We spend extra hours in the office, because we care about our work and enjoy building successes. Our positivity oozes out of us with every client and colleague interaction. We constantly find ourselves thinking about our work and dreaming up innovative new ideas.
When you love what you do, that’s when the magic happens.
It doesn’t mean that you’ll never have a rough day, be overloaded with work or feel the pressure of a looming deadline – but it means that when the going gets tough, your ultimate love for your work will keep you strong and focused. Like a relationship, you know that you have to ride the storm out in order to enjoy your job at its brilliant best.
To your boss, your passion is likely your most valued attribute. In circumstances where your skills may be lacking or your experience insufficient, they’ll have faith that your enthusiasm for what you do will see you work hard to improve. They know that your positivity is contagious and contributes towards workplace culture. As they see you grow, they’ll open doors for you.
So long as you’re equally committed to learning new things, your passion will help you build your career and drive your success.
Author Stephen C. Lundin, when talking about work / life balance once said ‘work is not separate to life, work is part of life, it’s all life’. When work is such a big, time consuming part of our lives we can’t afford to not be happy. Love what you do and do what you love and you’ll be rewarded with a successful career and even more importantly; a happy life.