Famous, successful, and rich: adjectives we’d all like to be attributed with. While wanting to be these things are not a bad thing and should be a driving force, pushing you towards your goals, it should not be the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. Work is going to fill a huge portion of your life, and if you’re not doing what you love, more than likely you’re not going to achieve eminence.
I recently read a book called 48 Days to the Work You Love, by Dan Miller. He completed extensive research on successful people to find what it was that made them so outstanding.
“The common characteristic of millionaires was not their IQ, GPA, college major, family’s opportunity, or business selection. They were all doing something they loved.”
Love should be the reason you’re working so hard. If you love what you are doing, chances are excellent that you will succeed. If you love the outdoors, don’t decide to go into accounting and sit at a stuffy desk all day, go be a tour or hiking guide. On the other hand if you love accounting, take the desk job. If you love writing become a freelance writer or blogger. Don’t convince yourself to take the “safe route” and settle for less. If today was your last day on the earth, would you want to be doing what you’re doing today? If your answer has been no for a while, you’ve been settling.
If you’re doing what you love, you’re more than likely going to be very good at it. Don’t accept a job that you’re not going to be happy with. If you truly want to develop your worth and be the very best at what you’re doing, work towards the job that’s going to make you happy.
Don’t settle. You want to be excited about your job long after you give your two weeks notice.