Sunday, February 8, 2009

12 REAL RICHES in Life (8 of 12)

REAL RICHES #8:To be Engaged in a Labor of Love
When you love what you do, you have an unending amout of motivation and energy to complete your work. Most of us spend a majority of our waking hours at work. If you are spending all of this time working, why shouldn’t you be doing something that you love, or at least enjoy? Why settle for a job only because it makes you money? I’m not saying to quit your job today, but now that you understand your purpose, why not spend a little time to look for work which would be more in line with your life purpose; something that brings you enjoyment. If you want to be a pilot, and you currently dislike your job as a school janitor, why not look for something that is leading you to your goal faster, or something that would give you some enjoyment. Even if it just seems like a small step and you still find a job in your field, you could find a janitor job in a flight school or even an airport. The point is to make any step you can to make your work more meaningful and enjoyable. This “labor of love” concept also applies to your hobbies. If you love to play the guitar, and you haven’t played the guitar for years, it just makes sense to start playing the guitar again. If it brings you enjoyment, it is not silly to have a hobby. Actually, it is silly not to do it. Doing some enjoyable hobby or activity that you love revitalizes our minds and helps us to relax and relieve stress. Find a group of others who also share the same hobby. You might even find that you can turn your hobby into a career. Wouldn’t it be great to get paid for doing what you love?


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