Ask yourself: If you could do anything for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money were no object, what would you do?
One of the big blessings of living in a democracy is the ability to pursue one’s own path, and the idea that anyone can pick him or herself up by the bootstraps and achieve great things. Of course, survival and success are inescapably connected to work, but we have the luxury of deciding how fun our day-to-day work is going to be. Sometimes that comes as a tradeoff for pay, but spending 1/2 your waking hours doing something you love is often well worth it. And I’m convinced that the people who are best at what they do tend to be the ones that love it the most.
Below are some of my favourite mushy, inspirational quotes about the intersection of passion and work:
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb
“Dream big and dare to fail.” Norman Vaughan
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Are you ready to make your move?
Have you found your passion in work?