Discovering the Passion that Ends the Work
“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” – Thomas Edison
Discovering the purposeful passion of life brings the opportunity to live in this kind of joy. Like Mr. Edison, I LOVE what I do, although there are those days when I have to dig down deep for the motivation to actually do anything.
I have been surprised over the past several months at the number of people out there just doing something. People talk about doing a job because they need the paycheck, it is something that their family has done, or it is something they have always been good at doing. They tackle each day like man moving a pile of sand with a sieve and only seem to smile and laugh when it comes time for a break.
Life is too short to be busy working in a job.
Tips for Moving from Work to Fun
1. Discover what you love that serves a purpose for others. Sitting on the beach tanning is not a purposeful passion. It is just being. Dig down into your dreams, abilities, talents and desires and uncover the thing that makes you want to get up and get going each morning.
2. Find a way to put that passion into action. Being an encourager may not pay a lot under normal circumstance. Put that encouragement ability behind managing a talent, selling ads, or just greeting people at the grocery store and you will find that work is no longer an issue for you. Follow this pattern to put action into your passion.
3. Determine your success just between you and God. If you wait around for others to label success then you give power to the world to determine your life directions. Settle it before you begin and you will find that your success is closer than you ever imagined.
There are still days when I am working away at my computer that it hits me. I AM A WRITER. Each and every day, people pay me to put words together that will paint a picture for readers to inform or entertain. It is a dream I have had since I was a young girl, one that I had been told would “never pay anything because there is a reason they are called starving artists,” yet I cash the checks each month that help to make the ends meet. All the while I am enjoying my walk and wondering what is taking the rest of you so long.