Our motto may be ‘love what you do’, but doing a job/course/degree you love is SO important. If you worry that you’re being pressured into a career you really don’t like then stop. So many of us face pressure from family (grr parents) and it can be a struggle.
Take a minute to read this, get inspired and see why doing what you want really is the only, and best, option.
Whether your passion is sport, music, fashion, travel – whatever, you need to go out and build a career for yourself in that! Here are 5 reasons you need to do exactly what you want.
1. The day will go quicker
If you love your job then the hours will fly by. Nothing gives away the fact that you hate your job more than you finding yourself staring at the ticking clock. If you love what you do then you will enter a flow state, but don’t get too engrossed! You must remember to take your lunch break!
2. You will be motivated
Work is a struggle, but if you love what you do then you will enjoy it. You will want to work as hard as possible to do the best work that you can. Motivation comes far easier to those who like their jobs. You will see that the end goal is something worth striving for.
3. You will feel valued and fulfilled
Loving your job and knowing that you are where you are meant to be means that you will feel valued and fulfilled. When you like what you do you will feel connected and attached to your work so when you are putting in a lot of effort you will feel that is is fulfilling.
4. You will see the bigger picture
If you hate your job you will be thinking about yourself a lot. YOU want to quit, YOU feel your managers aren’t doing enough to make you enjoy it. Loving your job is important because it will allow you to work for the best of the company or the project. You will want to do right by everyone else and pull your weight to gain a collective sense of success – you will be looking at the bigger picture.
5. You will be satisfied
If you love your job you will likely still be exhausted at the end of the day, but in a satisfied way. You won’t have been staring at the clock all day, you will have been putting your all into getting things done and it will feel good.