Love What You Do, Do What You Love
Passion and practicality are two things that often times contrast when choosing a career path. Some people choose their passion as a career. But there is a huge percentage of people who work a 9-5 job that they don’t even enjoy. The main reason for this is PRACTICALITY. If you are the type of person who wants to be practical and passionate at the same time, this blog is for you.
Multi-millionaire and successful businessman, Jack Ma, quotes probably the most overused yet undeniably true phrase – “YOU HAVE TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO”. Now, you might be wondering how. What is the secret for us to love what we do?
First and foremost, we have to understand the concept of “why.” If you are tired of doing the same old thing over and over again for the last 5-10 years, don’t worry, you are not alone. Some people work because they have to but very few people work because they want to. So why are we to love what we do? BECAUSE WE HAVE DREAMS. Our dreams drive us to do the things we do. It is our fuel to keep going. When we are reminded of our dreams, suddenly, we add value, meaning, and purpose to what you do.
Value, Meaning, and Purpose
These 3 aspects are what comes after “why”. Loving what you do becomes possible once we learn how to add value, meaning, and purpose to everything that we do. You add VALUE to what you do as if it was important to you the same way your partner is important to you. You remind yourself that the things you do have MEANING. And let your dreams become the PURPOSE of what you do. Adding value to what you do brings meaning to it and meaning brings purpose. And purpose births PASSION, hence, loving what you do.
So What Are We To Do?
If you know to yourself that you want to pursue that dream of yours, keep going. You did not come this far just to give up. Remember, there is a value, a meaning, and a purpose to everything that you do. Stand up, show up, and with little steps, do it and enjoy the process. It will birth a passion so you can live a practical life while at the same time, pursuing your dreams.
“You have to love what you do.” – Jack Ma