The secret to success is to love your work and love your job. Learn how to find a job that you love so you can express your passion and find purpose at work.
The secret to success in the workplace is to love your work and love your job. If you don’t love what you’re doing, it’s likely that you’ll end up struggling every step of the way, and may never become a successful person.
But if you love your work, find passion, purpose, and meaning in your career, and become good at your job, you’re more likely to be successful in the workplace or in your business.
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Mark Twain
As you grew up, you may have been encouraged to ignore your special talents and choose your career based on material success and a sense of security. But, what makes you feel safe may not fulfill you spiritually or emotionally.
It’s easy to say, “Find something that you’re passionate about and pursue it.” But how do you find work that you love, so you can love your work and love your job?
The importance of loving your work
Many wise men, from Confucius to Mark Twain to Marc Anthony, have been quoted as saying, “Love your work and you will never work a day in your life.”
They all had a point. It’s important to love your profession and to love your job because work is a big part of your life.
Besides, it does not feel like work if you love what you do, and when you love your work, you’re more likely to be productive and effective in your workplace.
If you don’t love your job, or end up leaving a job you love for more money, you’ll lack the motivation to do it well and will not enjoy going to work. If you work from home, you’ll keep procrastinating, miss deadlines, and get pulled up for your performance.
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” ~ Marc Anthony
Why is it important to value your work and take pride in it? We all want to love our jobs, be able to enjoy our work, and feel like what we’re doing is valuable and meaningful.
If you love your work and value your work, you’ll show sincere appreciation for it. When you find the most meaningful career for you and take pride in your job, you’ll make it more enjoyable.
Valuing your work shows that you believe in what you’re doing and that you’re willing to put in the effort required to succeed. You’ll find many people who tell you to love your work, not your company. To some extent, this is not bad advice.
But if you show sincere appreciation for your work it tells your employer that you’re grateful for what you have and appreciate the opportunity to do the work you love.
The relationship between passion, purpose & success
Have you been told that you need to find your passion in order to manifest your dream job and be successful? But what exactly is the relationship between passion and success?
Is it necessary to be passionate about your work in order to be successful, or can you achieve success without being passionate about what you do? It’s true that if you love your job, love your work, and value it, you’re more likely to be successful.
When we’re passionate about something, we’re more likely to feel inspired and motivated to achieve our goals, and less likely to give up when things get tough.
However, it is also possible to be successful without being passionate about your work, and there are many people who have achieved success without loving their jobs, their workplace, or their boss.
For example, many people choose to become doctors because they want to help others heal or find a cure for diseases, not because they love the field of medicine. Their medical skills are just a tool to help people heal.
Many writers don’t particularly love writing, but they do love telling stories that fascinate and entertain people, and coming up with engaging plots for books or movies is their way of making people’s lives better.
As another example, you may not enjoy travel but may love volunteering to teach English abroad to children in developing countries because it makes you feel like you’re helping to make their lives better.
In other words, finding a sense of purpose and meaning in your work can transcend passion.
“Finding a sense of purpose and meaning in your work can transcend passion.” ~ Priya Florence Shah
While your passions may change over time, your sense of purpose is unlikely to drastically change, as it’s based on your values and desire to uplift others and better their lives.
And while it may not always be necessary to love your job to achieve success, having meaningful work that gives you a sense of purpose can certainly get you closer to your goals and make you a happier person.
You can discover your true purpose and self in this free Life Visioning Mastery Masterclass by Dr. Michael Beckwith, where you’ll learn how to break free from societal imprinting, tap into what your soul actually wants and start living the life you were meant to live.
5 steps to love your work & find work you love
Here are some important steps to help you find work you love, so you can love your work and your job.
#1. Find your purpose
What are the things you love to do, the tasks that make you feel excited and motivated? What are the issues that you believe need to change to make the world a better place?
When you’re passionate about something or have a sense of purpose, it shows in your work. You’ll be more likely to put in the extra effort and go the extra mile when you love your work because it aligns with your purpose.
Of course, you also need to know if you have the job aptitude and skills required to choose the dream career that will help you achieve your purpose.
If you’re wondering what job you should have or how to know what career is right for you, this career quiz or dream job quiz will help you find your dream job.
#2. Do your research
Once you know what kind of work you’d like to do, take the time to learn more about it. Read books, and articles; watch tutorials, and do online courses in your chosen field.
Learn as much as possible to get a better idea of what the job entails and whether or not it’s right for you. If you’re unsure, talk to a career counselor or coach who can help you figure out the perfect job based on your career aptitude.
#3. Get some experience
The best way to find work that lights you up is to get some experience in the field before making a decision. You can volunteer, intern, or even just shadow someone who already has the job you want.
This will give you a first-hand look at what the job is really like, so you can decide if it’s something you can see yourself doing long-term.
#4. Talk to people with experience
If you know someone who has a dream job that you think might be right for you, ask them about their experiences with it.
They’ll tell you if they enjoy their work and find it fulfilling, and also answer any other questions you might have about the day-to-day workings of the position itself.
Make sure you ask them about the pros and cons of the job, so you can decide if it aligns with your life purpose and the lifestyle you want to create for yourself.
#5. Trust your gut
In addition to all of this practical research and advice gathering, it’s important to listen to your intuition as well.
If you’re tuned into your inner guidance, you’ll have a good sense of whether or not something feels right for you. So go with your gut feeling and let it be your guide in making your final decision.
Even if you have to earn money in ways that do not express your soul at the beginning of your career, you can find volunteer opportunities and hobbies that do, and these can often lead to your dream job.
Remember that your soul longs for you to express yourself in ways that bring you joy. It’s your responsibility to figure out what that is and how to make it happen.
The Life Visioning Mastery Quest by Dr. Michael Beckwith is designed to help you ascend through four levels of spiritual awareness, each stage sparking profound awakenings as you become more aligned with your true essence.
In this Career MasterClass with Elaine Welteroth you’ll learn how to get out of your comfort zone and harness your personal values, passions, and skills to custom design a career path as unique as you are.
While it may not be possible to immediately change your job to something you enjoy, following your purpose and/or passion is more likely to lead you to work that you love.
Whether you’re looking for a fulfilling job or want to become an entrepreneur, the secret to a successful career or business is to find a sense of meaning and purpose, so you can love your work and love your job.
Success tips & courses
- What is your dream job quiz: Free career quiz for students
- Can I manifest my dream job by writing my ideal job?
- 27 career goal-setting steps to your dream job
- 15 AI side hustles to make money on the side
- 21 best occupations for the most meaningful careers
- 3 powerful mindset changes to start manifesting your dream life
- Become a successful person: 12 success habits of successful people
- Top success quotes & counterintuitive rules of success in life
- 21 inspirational life-changing quotes to change your life & perspective
© 2022 – 2023, Priya Florence Shah. All rights reserved.
Priya Florence Shah is a bestselling author, an award-winning online publisher, and an online branding consultant. Download her free personal branding eBooks and check out Devi2Diva, her book on emotional self-care for women. In her spare time, Priya writes science-fiction novels and poetry and chills with her two-legged and four-legged kids.