Are You Doing What You Love?
I really want you to think about this. Do you really love your career? The truth is that most people either love or hate it.
But some people don’t have a clear-cut answer.
For most the answer is unclear as they are too focused on providing an income for their household. Sometimes there are bigger things on the mind than how much you love your career.
And sometimes, you just don’t want to think about it.
But the truth is that you work a lot. In fact, working and work-related activities are, on average, about 8.7 hours out of your day.
Therefore, it should be something that you are thinking about because it can have a big impact on your overall happiness. Positive and negative emotions around work can often have a way of trickling into your relationships and home life.
How Can You Tell If You LOVE What You Are Doing?
The best way to tell if you are doing what you love for a career is to ask yourself this question: If I won the lottery, would I quit my job tomorrow?
Many people will give a big “Hell yeah!” to that question. Are you one of them? Would you stop what you are doing and start taking 24-hour vacation days for the rest of your life?
If you answer yes, then you probably aren’t in love what you do.
If I won the lottery tonight, I would probably spend some time understanding how to get my finances in order, thank my lucky stars, and start putting that money to good use in my future.
I wouldn’t stop working.
I wouldn’t stop looking forward to doing what I’m doing.
I would, however, continue doing exactly what I’m doing right now. I would just have an easier time doing it!
So remember when you are asking yourself if your career is the right career for you, stop and think about the question, ‘Would I quit this tomorrow if I won the lottery?’ and use that answer to fuel your happiness by putting more effort into your current career or finding a new one that you can happily answer ‘NO!, I would just be a working millionaire.