If you don’t love what you do for a living you won’t be a very happy camper. There are many reasons to love what you do but few staying with a job you hate. They say that if you find a job you love, you won’t have to work another day in your life.
But, anything worthwhile does take work. This means daily effort and some form of education and training that put you in the job to begin with. In other words, work isn’t play. It is serious in that we all have to put food on the table, pay the bills and put money away for retirement.
Sure, many of us would rather be having a beer with friends or be at the river in the sun. That is fun. But, I believe you can have some of both in a career. That is, a mixture of work and fun. We must enjoy our jobs, even though they are also work.
We have to identify what are passions are and somehow incorporate them into our jobs. Doing what you love doing may not always pay the bills on time. In the real world, no job is perfect.
What if you don’t get along with someone on the job? You can’t always quit. There are often times when you simply have to ‘grin and bear it’.
No job may seem like heaven, just like no marriage is perfect. Everything worthwhile takes work and maintenance. You also need to upgrade your job skills from time to time to stay competitive in your field. This includes renewing or upgrading licenses and certifications.
While it’s a worthy idea finding a job you enjoy or love doing, you may also have clients, bosses to answer to, deadlines to meet, responsibilities and obligations. These pressures may make you love your job somewhat less. That’s the reality we all have to live in.