Do what you love is one advice you might have heard from different people. However, it is not always possible to do what you love.
Sometimes it is the circumstances of life…
At times it could even be the market conditions…
Or your ideal profession may not bring in the money that you need to live your ideal lifestyle…
In such situations the only option you have is “To Love What You Do.”
Many of us end up hating what we do. It is this hatred that stops us from growing in our jobs. We end up becoming unsuccessful in life, which might even lead us towards depression.
A majority of employees at every organization hate their jobs. There is nothing unusual in this. However, it is not necessary for you to feel the same way about your job. If you try, you can definitely love what you do.
It is like having an arranged marriage. You don’t love the person you are going to get married to. All you know is a few details that may not even be sufficient enough to spend the entire life with the person you are going to wed. Yet, you go ahead and marry.
As days pass by, you start understanding your spouse and accepting her the way she is. Whenever you care, it gets reciprocated. You feel good about it. With affection and care increasing by the day, you will start falling in love with your spouse and one day you become inseparable. So, don’t you think this can happen with your job?
It won’t if you keep seeing the negative side of it every day.
There may be many positives that you are overlooking because of your hatred.
For once, just keep the hatred away and make a list of reasons why you shouldn’t quit your job. This will give you many reasons to actually love what you do.
A few reasons are here….
It is your job that helps you lead your life
Come what may, you cannot deny this fact. What you might be getting may not be according to your expectations. However, it does make you a bread earner. You cannot completely give up hope that things cannot be better in future. At the same time, if you quit your job without a proper plan, you can end up in messy situations that might make your life harder. So think, before you make that decision.
Your job adds up to your experience
Your job definitely adds up to your work experience, on your resume. In the meanwhile you have established your own network with a lot of contacts that can be of great help, should you want to move ahead in your career. There are many things that you can learn while doing what you are doing. E-learning is in full zoom today with many options that were unthinkable a few years earlier. Start improving upon your skills so that you can perform better at your job and grow to the maximum extent.
Your job helps you save up for your future
Although this depends largely on your lifestyle and your expenses, your job offers you an opportunity to save up for your retired life. If you want to start your own business and start doing what you love, at some point in your life, your current job might help you save up the money that you may need for investment.
So, do give it a thought before you decide to quit your job, only because you do not love what you do. If the benefits that you can reap from your job outweigh the negativities, you should start looking for some way to start loving what you do.
Here are a few ways to love what you do…
Focus on the impact you create through your work
If you can’t find any reasons to love what you do, try looking at the impact you have created through your work. This impact could reflect on your customers, on your team members, on your leader/manager or even the community that you serve.
Get some feedback on how your work is being received.
Have you been successful in living up to the expectations or is there something missing?
Is there something else that you need to do and you haven’t been doing?
Is there any other way you could have created a better impact?
The answers to these questions should start making you think in the right way. There is always scope for improvement. If you start showing some interest, enthusiasm and curiosity, you can get there at the earliest.
Observe those who love what they do
You won’t find many; but you will definitely stumble upon a handful if you start looking for people who love what they do, at your workplace. Observe them carefully. Find out what they are doing that you are not. Check with them what makes them love their jobs so much. They may even give you some tips on how to love what you do.
Integrate your passion with your work
You need not give up your dreams only because you are not able to do what you love. You can definitely figure out a way to combine both together. For instance, if writing is your passion, you can volunteer to write blog posts for your organization’s website. You can write articles that your colleagues may find useful and even entertaining. Your organization may find a different role for you that can help you do what you love.
There is just one quote I would like to make before you close this window and get back to what you were doing…
As Steve Jobs said,
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
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