If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. ~ Marc Anthony
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up everyday excited about what you will do that day? Whether your day is working in an office by yourself or in a manufacturing plant with 100 other people or as a stay-at-home parent, how would it feel if you loved what you do? Not sure you could ever love your job? If not, there are things you can do to at least like what you do!
When you love someone, there are certain feelings you have that are uplifting and “feel good” feelings. You spend most of your waking hours “working". Wouldn’t you love to have the same “feel good” feelings about your daily work?
Some of you reading this are thinking “I don’t like my job and I can’t leave it. I have too many responsibilities to just resign and do something different.” There are jobs that many of you are doing that you just can’t leave, at least not right now. That may be true for you. If so, I would ask you to consider looking at ways to change your attitude about what you do . . . even if you don’t like what you are doing at all.
When you are doing something you don’t like, whether it is career based or in any other area of your life, you are harming yourself on all levels of you. It will affect you mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. You may not be able to leave your job, but you can change how you feel about that job or anything else in your life.
Your mind, your attitude, plays a major role in how you see and perceive things. If you only see the negative about your job, you will continue to see more negative things related to your job. Soon you won’t find one thing to feel good about in what you are doing.
Imagine being enthusiastic about your day!
Even if you like what you are currently doing, would you like to take it to the next level and love what you do? Regardless of how you feel about your job, let’s see if you can feel better about what you do. Imagine waking up and being enthusiastic about your day!
Take a moment or two and do this simple exercise. Think about the last day you spent working in your job. Quickly review the day and find at least 1-3 things that happened that you at least liked a little. Perhaps there was one thing you really liked or loved that happened that day. I know you can find at least one thing that was “good” about your day. Write everything down that is coming to you.
Keep this list where you can review it throughout the day, especially those times when you feel things are not going so well. Focus on what you wrote on your list. No matter what your day has been like, I challenge you to find more things to add to this list. Find the things you felt that were even somewhat “positive or feel good” that happened and add them to your list. This exercise of focusing on the “positive” of your job will help you feel more positive about what you do.
Another thing you can do is to find something you enjoy doing and do more of it! This is at work or some other area of your life. Maybe you enjoy being outdoors and you schedule time to take a walk several times a week. While you are walking, stay focused on what you are doing and why you love being outdoors.
Practice focusing on what you love about your life. Pay attention to any and everything you love, or like a lot, that is happening in your life. As you do this, see if it helps you find even more to love about your job, your life. Wouldn’t it be exciting to wake up every day knowing that your day will be filled with what you love to do?!!!
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