We’ve all heard the cheesy but simple quote before. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Dang! That sentence is loaded with truth. Let’s talk about it. A lot of people think work is work, so what’s the big deal? Do you really need to love what you do? Um, what is yes. (I’ll take stupid questions for $600 please, Alex.) Allow me to rationalize this a bit for you.
- At least half of your waking hours are spent at work. If you’re bummed about being at work because you don’t enjoy what you do—I’m going to go ahead and say, on average, you’re a sad person. That’s no way to live, people.
- You’ll never be truly great at what you do if you don’t have a passion for it. You need to have time and energy to upgrade your skills, and that time and energy is a direct result of your passion. Do you want to be promoted? Of course you do! I’d imagine it’s pretty tough to promote someone who isn’t great at what they do..just saying.
- Loving your job is essential for your overall well-being. If you’re happy at work you’re likely not going to suffer from a boatload of stress. You’ll probably be happier in all the other aspects of your life. Close your eyes and imagine the perfect day—you’re not stressed, so no one else in your path in stressed. Everybody is cool and calm and happy. Pretty picture, huh??
- Misery is contagious. If you’re not happy at work, you’re likely rubbing those feelings off on your coworkers. Don’t do that. Don’t be the cause of someone else’s unhappiness.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” Boom! Just hit you with another cheesy but simple quote—also loaded with truth. You owe it to yourself to love your job. You also owe it to everyone else—your colleagues, your patients, your partners, your family. No matter what life has thrown at you, we are all given opportunities again and again to create our own destiny. Don’t you want to be the kind of person who encourages people do take charge of their happiness, to be driven by passion, love and a sense of purpose? That’s what the world is missing.. contentment. If everyone wasn’t so miserable all of the time this would be a much cooler planet to live on. It starts with you. Be the change. Make the change.
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Article written by Kayla Stansbury, Recruiter