How to Do What You Love
Keep in mind this question: How much are you supposed to enjoy what you do? If you underestimate your answer, you'll tend to stop searching too early.
Liking your work does not mean doing what makes you happiest in this second, but what will make you most satisfied over a more extended period, like a week or a month. Your work should be your favorite thing to do. It should be something you admire.
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As kids, playing was described as fun while work was pretty much defined as not-fun. In school, it was implied that work was monotonous because it was in preparation for grownup work. Grownups all agreed that grownup work was worse and that kids had it easy in school.
This is why it can take people years to understand that work can literally be fun.
A test of whether you love what you do is if you would do it even if you weren't paid for it. (Even if you had to work at another job to make a living.)
Although doing work you love takes less discipline, finding work you love does usually require discipline.
When you're deciding what to do, you have to operate on incomplete information.
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To do what you love adds pressure because you first have to find what you like, know what you are good at and realise your strengths. Then you have to work hard at it, continually living with...
The initial stage of 'loving it' may be attractive, but it requires dedication and determination and many hours of work. Some parts of the work may even be hated.
It is the same for any job. It is only exciting in the beginning; the rest is just hard work.
The reason nobody says it's hard work is that no-one wants to work hard. Hard work doesn't sell. What people sell is to know the 'why'. It sells quickly while promising fast results with little work. But it isn't realistic. In the end, everything good takes time, hard work, discipline and dedication.
Your work is a reflection of you. If you want something different: improve yourself.
If you're not getting the results you're looking for, stop looking for better strategies. Instead, look inside. Try to continuously improve yourself, by expanding your vision, skills, and abilities.
You need to put yourself into positions that create immense pressure. The kind of pressure that will either make or break you.
This is how you purge out your weakness and small-mindedness. It won't be pretty. But it will change you.
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