Do You Love Your Work?
Do you love your work? Everybody has heard the saying “Do what you love,” and most have become immune to the phrase. But what is the difference between working at a job you love and at a job you tolerate or are forced to do. What is it costing you to be working at a job that you like compared to one that you really love?
Let’s look at what having a job that you love versus everything else can mean to you:
- Working longer – If you love what you are doing, you will be drawn to working at it more. Nobody will have to ask you to stay longer or to come in on the weekend; it will be something that you will want to do on your own. You will automatically start putting in 110% in terms of time. The market or your boss will take notice and your compensation will also increase.
- Increased effectiveness and productivity – Because you love the work, you will want to learn everything about it and become the best at every little nuance of the job. It will be easier to get to the point where you can accomplish tasks perfectly the first time without having to redo them because of poor performance. Increased effectiveness and productivity will automatically lead to higher compensation and better pay.
- Job security – Companies regularly lay off the low performers, especially in this economy. Picking a career that you love will make you immune to job layoffs because you will be the most effective person at the job. You will be producing as much as several other people can produce together. Letting go of you will cost the company a lot more than keeping you. And if you are ever let go, you will usually have many offers from other companies waiting for you.
Look over your job situation today and decide what you have to do to get to the job that you love. Start making a plan to get there as soon as you can.
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 6:56 am