~~Love What You Do:

If you love what you do, chances are you will be successful. Work is play when you love what you do. Work is effortless when you are passionate about it. Work is a pleasure when you love it. So many are not passionate about their jobs. Just ask around. How many people do you know who enjoy going to work each day?

Growing up, I witnessed the lack of joy coming from a lack of job pleasure. My father hated being a blue collar worker. Retirement could not come too soon for him. I, on the other hand, love teaching music, doing therapeutic music, and writing. All three are fun. They all bring satisfaction. And they all bring fulfillment.

Do you love what you do? if you do, you should plan to stick with it.

Do you resist the idea of going to work? Maybe it’s time to make a change. Check out local employment agencies and see what’s available.

How can one change that resistance to one of enjoyment?

I had a job in the eighties that I hated because I did not like one of my co-workers. After reading the book “Feeling Good” by David Burns, I did an about face and began to enjoy my work.

Sometimes it just takes a bit of adjusting to move from hating that job to learning to love what you do.

It’s easy to enjoy your work when it fits your strengths. I would not enjoy accounting since I wouldn’t know a number if it hit me upside the head. Cooking would not be my thing. My definition of the culinary arts is to throw food into a steamer and let it cook while I’m giving piano lessons. And nursing would not work out since I can’t stand the sight of blood. Teaching music is my passion because I’ve always loved the piano.

So what are your passions? What do you love to do? Once you find that out, you will love what you do.

From Barbara Altman, author, presenter, and motivational speaker. For speaking engagements, feel free to contact me at [email protected] or at 314-962-5324.

If you know of someone who wants to build a happy, success filled life or if someone you know is suffering from major depression, showing signs of depression, is manic depressive, or is looking for how to deal with depression please subscribe to Barb’s blog. She has advice on such topics as, coping with depression, teen depression, anxiety and depression, depression in children, and other types of depression disorders. You can visit her website at http://www.hopeshineseternal.com

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