Work should be a passion
We work because we first of all have to, we need an income to be able to enjoy our lives. But we should also work because we want to. It’s difficult to get up in the morning when the passion is missing. That’s when we do it for the money and not the love. The weekend is only 29% of the whole week. The other 81% can drag when you haven’t got the love. Not every job you do will be fulfilling but all experiences, positive and negative, create the person you are.
Work is worthwhile when you are benefiting from it; learning new skills, continuing to improve oneself. Work should not be a mental challenge. The money we make is to enjoy the lifestyle we want for ourselves. Unfortunately, in today’s world there are a lot of external pressures on our money such as tax, insurance, mortgage etc before we get to indulge ourselves. As much as I don’t want to say that I care about money, I do. Like everyone, food must be put on the table and a roof kept over our heads.
That should not hold me back from what I want to do. I just have to figure that out. Something that makes me want to get up every day and not count down to the next week off. Work is a big part of us but shouldn’t define us.
When you don’t like your job, it does change you, the negativity starts to creep in. That’s when you need to step back and think ‘can I do this for another 30 years?’ And if you are asking yourself this question, then the answer is probably no.
So to conclude, work shouldn’t be the definer of you but it should motive and bring out the best within you.