Have you ever heard the expression “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life?” This cliché is often attributed to Confucius, tho I’m not convinced, based on the fact that nearly everyone was probably a soldier, merchant or a farmer…
Yet, it is possible to love your work and not even think of it as ‘work,’ a ‘job,’ or a ‘chore.’ I am sure you know at least one person who is doing what they love.
Truth be told, people who do what they love even tend to look a little different. You can pick them out in a crowd. They emanate something special.
And contrary to popular opinion, No, they didn’t have it any easier than you. What they did was make a decision to start doing what they loved. And it’s a big step. A giant leap in fact to let go of security and make a go of something you’ve only ever dreamed about.
Why not ask yourself what you really love that perhaps you never imagined you could turn into a profession or get paid for? Is there a hobby you love to do on weekends that you could turn into a fantastic living?
If you love hiking, could you lead treks? If you love writing, can you start a blog? Or a book? Are you creative? Do you have paintings or craft to make a cottage business out of?
I know some people who had a life altering moment in their travels, start doing what they love and they’ve never looked back, happily turning their backs on the big bucks and corporate life to follow their dreams.
What are some small action steps you can take today? Can pick up a relevant book about your favourite topic, do a Google search to learn more, buy the domain name of that business you’ve got planned in your head? Even ask your friends what they think you should be doing – they know you well and what lights your fire!
Following your dreams may just be easier than you think!
Start the momentum now…
Then, as Oprah phrased it “Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every pay check will be a bonus!”