The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
~ Pearl S. Buck
So often in our society, we get accustomed to thinking of money, advancement, and fame as our rewards for success and high achievement. But when you commit yourself to a career or a craft that you feel a strong passion for, those rewards that go along with success—the money, status, and fame—become less important to you. most people don’t love their work. Many like it, some tolerate it, but it is a minority who find work they love that also supports their lifestyle. Does that mean that everyone else is left to live in frustration, desperately seeking that perfect job they can be passionate about? Not at all. You can and should find enjoyment in your work. Doing so is very valuable to your life in many ways, including greatly increasing your probability of financial success. But you don’t have to love, or even like your overall job to enjoy everyday aspects of it. It is critical to distinguish between the job and the way you do it. This is important because every job has aspects that will be very unpleasant for you. You need to be able to get through them with a smile on your face. If you can’t be in the job you love… Love the job you’re in (or the way you do it) It will make EVERY JOB much more enjoyable and rewarding. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.
~ Maya Angelou