My friend posted this on his blog today. Thought it was worth the reprint (thanks Brad!), emphasis added.
Do you love what you do?
Do you enjoy your job, or are you just enduring it?
Is the greatest intent of your week to only get to the weekend? Or to suffer until the next vacation day?
Is what you do an extension of who you are?
If someone told you that you have to quit your “job” tomorrow, would you be relieved or disappointed?
Many folks go through life simply enduring what they do, instead of loving what they do. Not all of career life is glamorous, or constantly fires us up. I get that. Some things you just have to put up with and endure. But if you daily dread getting out of bed and diving in to your occupation, to your career, to your vocation, then something has to change. It’s not worth it.
Don’t settle for just going through life enduring the 5 days of the workweek, to only have as your greatest goal of the week to make it to the weekend.
Love what you do, or at least like it. It’s too important not to.