Yesterday I posted a small, slightly emotional piece on how I see most jobs. However, although I did say that I’d rather do things that matter to me directly, I didn’t tell how. In the end of the day you got to pay your bills and buy food. I thought about it this morning and the situation became a bit more clear.
Basically the first step is to understand that there is money and there is doing what you love. They are separate. Money is just a way to buy food and other things. Doing what you love has a much more sentimental and intrinsic value.
Now ask yourself why are you doing your job? Is it just for the money or you’re truly doing what you love. Unfortunately there are very few people that are really doing what they love. There are even fewer people that are doing what they love and getting money for it. Usually those are the types that became really good at doing that.
Now it’s the time to think what it is that you really enjoy doing. Write it down. It could be anything. Don’t worry if this pays or not. Just write it down.
Finally, you’d need to pull a little trick and start doing what you love while having a source of income. To pull this trick don’t worry about the concept of “career” and just get a job that would generate income while allowing you to spend as much time as possible doing what you love. Night receptionist at a hotel is perfect - you can read and do what you love all night long and get paid for it. No further obligations. Remember that doing what you love is much more important than any status or any expectations that others have. Let them live their own lives, this one is yours! Your income will probably go down at first. But remember that doing what you love will make you passionate, interesting and much happier. It will eventually also make you successful. All people who became rich agree on one thing: “Do what you love”. The rest of people do “what’s needed” and eventually never really become happy or successful.
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