Love What You Do...
24th July 2013
Great article across on Linked in (image Creative Commons via Wikipedia)
Got me thinking that sometimes we can get bent out of shape thinking "I want to be doing what I love.." instead of what Steve Jobs is quoting here and that is "to love what you do".
Loving what you do is more about choosing your attitude to your work, your place of work & your colleagues. If you decide to love what you do, you can have your dream job. It may seem oxymoronic to suggest such a thing - but I believe it is a positive revelation, if you can get it. It triggers things like being grateful for what you have, appreciating those who you work with & contentment as opposed to discontent.
Don't get me wrong, sometimes you need to move on to get into an organisation that has the right things going for it, in order for you to Love your Work. But I want to challenge your thinking today and to ask you, "are you already working in that organisation" and do you simply need to change your mind to realise you could Love your Work?
John Maxwell recently ended a summit address with the words of Chuck Swindoll, who wrote a great piece called The Power of Attitude:
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or scale. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past.… We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it, and so it is with you…. We are in charge of our attitudes.