Doing what I love especially writing makes me more creative, innovative, joyful and yearning to do more. Doing what I love is like coming down from mountain Everest, but doing what I don’t really like mostly is like climbing mountain Everest, always thinking of when am I going to finish this, this is taking time, often postponing activities to another time, another day. I don’t need permission from anyone expect from myself to do my work, I work any time I feel like working.
I believe that’s the reason God created man with his or her own talents within, to enjoy work. “True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents” said Cotton Matter. Doing work from my own internal abilities puts me in the state of enjoying the ride, enjoying the process, enjoying where the flow is taking me, enjoying that enthusiasm from within and enjoying that process source of new ideas. Doing what I love makes me feel health. Loving what we are doing is the first quality to achieve great success, its one quality that everyone who has achieved great success possess and emphasizes on most to posses.
It’s this I call “Love-fuel” that puts enthusiasm in those who desire to achieve great dreams, ideas or goals with passion and courage that connects them to inspiration source and reaching beyond material limitations.
Love-fuel is what keeps you on fire, gets you to keep on trying and moving beyond obstacles and limitation when even dreams seem impossible to achieve.
Love-fuel is the mother that inspires you to keep on stretching, believing and increasing faith in your own yourself.
Love-fuel is what gives birth to new strengths and hope to continual pursuing your dreams, work, each day that comes.
It’s this love-fuel that makes even what seems to be the impossible dream, to be the possible dream. Love what you do and start loving what you do; love will make your hard work meaningful.
My Work Definition
Working when I want to work and with whom I want to work with. It’s doing what I love doing, any activity without love in it is a self forcing activity, like those employees on the article photo. If you don’t like what you do, begin to love what you do; if you cannot, then quit as said by Daniel Ally, “Quit the job you hate. You can’t afford to wait”.
My work is play and play is my work; its fun and many times I even do it free of charge for others. It’s my opportunity to do work from my heart simply because it gives meaning to my life that I am living creating a positive impact for myself and other people’s lives as an artist. I am an artist. Someone said, greatness is always achieved in what you love doing as Charles De Montesquieu said, “Our opportunities to do good are our talents”.
My work is doing what I love and loving what I do that affects no one negatively, but positive to all.
The Difference Between A Job And Work
“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed. Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can. The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job. Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people. I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin. The job is not the work.” said Seth Godin, author “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable”.
But an employee definition of work is different, “I have to work whether I like it or not” and if I don’t, I will not get paid, or my salary will be deducted or I might get fired, or I will be warned of which next time I might get fired, or If I don’t work I will suffer of hunger or poverty. Majority of employees are driven by fear of poverty or being fired, that’s why they don’t have to make mistakes at a job, and keep on going for a job even when they is no job to do, they just have to report at a job. This definition of a job for an employee is simplified in this picture;
The gun the man is carrying on the article picture is fear of poverty or fear of getting fired for those in the employment world. “Work is a vehicle with which man chases some fleeting destination called a full tummy” said Mokokoma Mokhonoma.
If an employee doesn’t do his job, poverty, hunger will clip in they like it or not – so they have to do their job in order to survive each day that comes. Poverty does not only refer lack of money or food, its lack of infinite knowledge, and lack of personal initiative. Poverty also means spending your life doing things you don’t enjoy doing. The fact is that poverty is expressed mostly in different areas of our lives, for example struggling to pay bills, sickness, failure of property maintenance, struggle of paying school fees for children, food etc; it is this fear of poverty that is one greatest obstacle that keeps the great majority of employees stuck to jobs that they don’t even like, jobs they don’t even love at all, but just because the job is paying bills and food for them, they stick to that; they fear to take a risk to move to the unknown zone because of fear of hunger and failure.
They ask themselves, what if I fail. and if I fail, look at the problems I will be into, and who is going to take care of my family, my life and the bills too; so that fear of failure to pursue what they love to do, makes them stay and continual working on jobs they don’t love at all simply because they is a paycheck security. These are sufficient reasons why people work hard for money; stay on jobs they hate, and they continual chasing money after money, moving from job to job rather than asking themselves if a job will get them what they really want for their own lives. Being at a job you hate, is surely a worst of time, it’s being a liability to yourself.
Any job that does not empower you with love, makes you a poor person each day that comes along, no matter how hard you work or more money you make, it’s this same reason why poor thinking habits keep most people poor, not poor working habits; most people work hard, but they don’t think hard. It’s not what do that matters, but how you feel when you are doing what you do that matters most. Remember, we are here to enjoy life to the fullest, and if you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time and life.
My definition of work is doing what I love and loving what I do.