3 Reasons You Should Do What You Love

Do what you love.

It’s a motto that we need to live by. Starting today. You don’t want to wait until you’re at the “staring at the white wall in the hospital” stage of your life. Because by then it might be too late. You’ve got to seize the day.

1.  When you work with passion, your best work will begin to feel effortless.  You can work longer hours.  You'll also challenge yourself to work smarter.

2.  When you work with passion, your energy will become contagious.  People will follow your lead.  

3.  When you work with passion, you'll have the ability to inspire others to be great.  You can make an impact on other people's lives.

Check this out below.  The left side shows how you feel doing uninspired work. The right side shows how you feel when you do inspired work.

Uninspired vs. Inspired

Procrastinating vs. Eager

Not enough time vs. I’ll spend as much time as possible on this!

Tired vs. Relaxed

I need coffee vs. My adrenaline is taking over!

I’m bored vs. I don’t have enough time to be bored.  Let’s get busy with it!

It’s just another workday vs. Everyday is a chance for me to land my dream job!

Are you unsure on what you're passionate about?  No worries, I've created a list of exercises for you to help you discover that!

Exercises

Let’s go through the following exercises together:

  1. Identify 10 things that dramatically motivate and energize you – Now write those down in order starting from the most impactful to the least impactful.

  2. Now, of the top 5 that you’ve written down, circle the ones that could translate into a career.

  3. Ask yourself – are you working towards those goals today? If not, what are 3 simple things you could do today to get you closer to that goal?

  4. Lastly, identify 5 things that you do weekly that do not line up with your career passions. This could include things like watching TV, going out to bars, or playing video games. Then challenge yourself to reduce the time spent on those by 1/2. Once you’ve gradually done that, challenge yourself to cut it out completely (or close to that) until you land your dream job. Imagine the focus and energy you could generate with a 100% focus on your job search or in finding your true calling in life! You’ve got prioritize what’s important!   This quick story illustrates why: Recently I was chatting with a friend and I asked him what he valued most. Thinking his answer would be money, friends, family, recognition, or work, I was really surprised by his answer: Time.  His reason? You can never get the time back that you lost – so that’s why you’ve got to make the most of every single day.  The most important question to ask is: What do you do with your time?

If you’re upset about your career path, are you dedicating that time to becoming better at your job...or working on your resume...or finding your true passion?  The list goes on and on.

Each and every day, everyone gets 86,400 seconds. 1440 minutes. 24 hours.

What do you do with yours?