The phrase ‘love what you do’ is a popular phrase that has become synonymous with success and happiness. It’s a simple idea that can have a profound impact on your life. It’s the idea that if you find joy and fulfilment in what you do, you’ll be more successful and content in your personal and professional life.
It is quite possible that if you love what you do, it won’t feel like work. It’s something you look forward to and are passionate about. Whether it’s your job, a hobby, or a passion project; when you love what you do, it’s easy to pour your heart and soul into it. This level of dedication and effort is what sets people apart from those who dislike what they do.
Enjoying and loving what you do, will also mean you are focused and productive. You are more likely to put in the extra effort to get it right and do it to the best of your ability. You will take pride in your achievements and be more motivated to overcome challenges and to find solutions. An increased level of focus and productivity also ensures that you are more likely to have a greater sense of satisfaction with your work. As a bonus, recent research says that if we spend just 20% of our time on things we are a passionate about, other tasks and responsibilities we are less inclined to do, will seem less daunting.
Furthermore, loving what you do can also have a positive impact on your relationships and personal life. When you're happy and fulfilled in your work, it spills over into other areas of your life. You'll be more confident, optimistic, and energetic, which can make you more attractive to others and improve your relationships with friends and family.
We believe that to ‘love what you do’ is more than just a phrase, (or company motto!!), it’s a way of life. When you find joy and fulfilment in what you do, it has a ripple effect throughout your entire life. So, if you’re feeling unfulfilled or uninspired in your work, take some time to reflect on whether you truly love what you do. Perhaps ask yourself, ‘what am I good at?’, ‘what do I dislike doing?’ and ‘what are my passions?’ as it might be time to make a change and find something that brings you joy and happiness. The rewards of loving what you do are endless, and the benefits are well worth the effort.
And as a wise man once said, ‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle’. Steve Jobs.