Love What You Do: Maybe You’ll Do What You Love
I don’t take working from home for granted. Actually, with so many businesses cutting staff, I don’t take working for granted at all. I am grateful, but what I appreciate more is that I can make a living doing what I love. I think of this often when I see people who are miserable at work.
People often take jobs for one reason: to pay the bills. When you have a family to feed, you do what’s necessary. But it’s sad to see how unhappy some people are at work. I’m thinking about one employee at a local business I patronize. I’ve yet to see him smile or say a kind word to anyone — even when someone is friendly.
Customer service can be trying, especially when the customer is difficult. But in this man’s case, the employee in the station next to him is usually bubbly and loves to chat. I always hope that I’ll get her when it’s my turn to approach the counter.
I can’t say I’ve always managed to do what I love as an employee, but I usually tried to make the best of it. It’s a choice we make. If we choose to stay miserable, odds are good that we’ll stay stuck in a job we hate and our dissatisfaction will continue to show.
Fortunately, I look forward everyday to getting out of bed, pouring myself a cup of coffee and heading to my office only a flight of steps away. The work never seems to end, but neither do the bills. I’m grateful that I pay those bills from a business that is fueled by satisfaction.
I made a choice long ago to love what I do — so that I could do what I love. Maybe that’s the secret.
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