Question 7: Do you believe that you can love what you do and make money doing it?
Yes, absolutely! I have always been a person who has to love what I do – at least some of it and at least most of the time. That could be the work itself or the people I work with. I’ve found that when I stop loving it AND I can’t dig deep and reconnect… well, that’s when it’s time for me to move on. Loving what I do for money is the same as loving a hobby or a pet or a romantic partner. I may fall in love easily, but keeping the love going is something I have power to control. When I acknowledge that I just don’t want to do the work to love it anymore… whatever it is… it’s time to let it go.
Note: I’ve started a practice for the rest of 2016. Each day I will respond to a (hopefully) thought-provoking question about the development of a purpose-driven career and life. And I’ll attempt to respond in just about exactly 100 words. Brevity, clarity and honesty are the goals.
Comments are welcome here or join my “Making My Dreams Jealous” Facebook group to participate in the daily discussion.
This post was inspired by 100 Essential Questions That Will Change Your Career Path (for the Better)