“If you do something you truly love, you’ll never work another day in your life.”
I complain about clichés, sometimes; mostly because I think we use them to generalize things that can’t really be generalized. (I’m the guiltiest of all!)
Maybe I could try to be a little more specific…
“If you do something that puts to use your own, special and unique talents in a way that connects with other humans on the planet and contributes something positive to the world, you’ll never work another day in your life.”
Yeah, mine’s a bit more long-winded. (I can get like that– making things more complicated than they have to be.) But, I think it makes a difference here. Doing something you love is awesome, who doesn’t like to do things they love, but what difference does it make?
Seeking out a living where your true talents are on display and people’s lives have the potential to be changed for the better because they encountered you is what we really need to be teaching our children.
No child left behind? Ok, great. So, why are we leaving so many behind?
Math and Science are extremely important, but how much are we leaving out when that becomes all that matters? What kind of adults are we making out of our children? Do they have a purpose? Are they doing what they were born to do?
It’s not an easy thing to find that career “sweet spot” where you’re full on doing what you love all the time, and I know plenty of people who say, “We can’t always get what we want out of our lives.”
To them I say, “What is it, actually, that you want?”
I know what I want to do for a living: to connect with people in truly meaningful, and potentially life-altering ways when using my God-given talents to the best of my ability.
That’s what I want. It doesn’t always show up the same way, nor is it an easy pursuit, but on the occasion when all cylinders are firing and the magic is happening, it feels just right.
It feels like this…