DO WHAT YOU LOVE
ELSPETH HASWELL-SMITH SHARES HER VIEW ON WORK
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give
yourself to it (Buddha). It has been said many times that work becomes play when you do what you love.
The question is how we find that perfect job or perfect career.
Personal values stand as our guide posts in life; values help you determine your priorities and also tell you if you are on track or not.
When things that you do and the way you behave align with your values, life and work are good, you are usually feeling satisfied and content.
When your values don’t align things feel very wrong. This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.
If you value family but you work 70 hours a week in your job you will feel internal stress and conflict and if you don’t value competition and your work is highly competitive you won’t enjoy your work.
So, the idea is to be authentic and align your purpose with your beliefs and goals.
Remember all work is hard and can be difficult, but as Carlos Castonedes said, “We either make ourselves miserable or ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”.