"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
Or put classically; Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.
We see this printed on motivational posters, bumper stickers, and encouraging note cards. We incorporate it into commencement addresses. Heck, it’s even embroidered on the occasional throw pillow.
But, does this treasured piece of advice even ring true? Will finding a career that you’re insanely passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical vacation?
No, we don’t think so. In fact, it’s perfectly normal to love your job and simultaneously recognize the fact that it’s hard work.
That’s right—just because you sometimes feel stressed, overwhelmed, or even a little tired doesn’t mean that you’re in the wrong line of work. Here are some facts that debunk that infamous (and misleading) proverb which we should keep in mind.
Work Is Not Play - Yes, work and play are two vastly different things. Work requires exertion and effort in order to pay the bills and put food on the table, whereas play is all about fun and enjoyment.
Unlike fun, work isn’t always something that you want to do—it’s something that you need to do. And, chances are, when what you love turns into your job, you just might not love it as much anymore.
And when that starts to happen, try re-kindling your relationship with work with these simple suggestions: