I love my work. Every day, I look forward to the new things I will create, experience and enjoy.

Now, some folks believe that the only way to experience what I do is to be self-employed. But that’s not true. I’ve had corporate jobs where I’ve been excited about what I do. And I’ve had jobs that I disliked so much that even thinking about them felt like work!

So, what’s the difference?

Well, if you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Yes, it is possible to change one’s mental perspective from “this is a job from hell” to “I love being here”, but it’s far, far easier to seek out the type of career and environment you want to work in.

Action – If you don’t love your job and can’t shift your perspective, then it’s time to rethink your livelihood. You owe it to yourself and those you care about to do whatever is necessary to find happiness in your work.

    8 replies to "I Love Work!"

    • Amy

      I absolutely love my job! It can definitely be a roller coaster, but I rarely don’t want to go. (usually if I’m dreading going in its because I procrastinated on something I didn’t want to do!). It always made me sad that my husband hated his job so much, then 9 years after misery, he was laid off. Its a blessing!

      • Nancy Morris

        I know you as a very positive person Amy. And that positive outlook feeds work and, given that you love your job, work feeds the positive outlook!

    • Colleen

      I completely and utterly agree!! Many of my patients who deal with chronic illness, or even “stress” related illnesses are unhappy in their job. Having a “job” you love is one of the best things you can do to ensure your health, happiness, and bottom line!

      • Emily

        I agree Colleen. Many of my weight loss clients are ones who have eaten their way through stressful situations such as unhappy work environments. There are so many repercussions to being stressed at work which spill over into our health and personal lives.

    • Jim McPhee

      Ms Morris,
      Fascinating Subject!
      I’m a commercial real estate advisor and have been for over 30 years. While our work is often stressful and the messages that we are often required to convey are not what our clients may want to hear, the role of commercial real estate advisor provides a daily challenge that I welcome enthusiastically. Many of us, look at our role as service providers and relish the opportunity to provide clients with ideas & solutions that will help them meet their objectives. I try to work on 10 – 20 assignments a year. By doing so, I not only ensure that I have a decent pipeline, but the variety of experiences in 10 – 20 client situations keeps our work from getting stale. Every morning when I get up, I can’t wait to get started on the days work plan. I LOVE WHAT I DO! Cheers

      • Nancy Morris

        Your enthusiasm is palpable, Jim. And I love the “10-20” strategy too. You get to work with a broad brush of people and of situations. I have no doubt your range of experience is extremely helpful for those you serve. I love to see people write (in caps) that they love what they do!

    • Jerome Pulcine

      Nancy this is one of your most important message. So many people stay in jobs that they hate. I have been in our industry 35 years, the last 22 as a business owner and I wouldn’t change one moment of it. I love what I do and I am thrilled to wake up Monday morning and head to the office.

      • Nancy Morris

        So many people do not feel “thrilled” on a Monday morning (and/or any other morning!). It is such a shame. And, as mentioned in the post, life is far too short to stay somewhere you can’t even like, let alone love. Interestingly, and not surprisingly, the shifts of working routine during Covid have actually flipped some people from one to the other – those that didn’t like work before love it now they can do it from home whereas others who loved it before are struggling to work from home. The principle of the post still holds true though.

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