Working With Passion
Here’s a quote from Ecclesiastes that’s got some major teeth:
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
Can you imagine how fulfilled you would be if you really threw yourself into your work with a passion? (After all, isn’t passion what “all your might” is?)
And how money might be more likely to follow as a result of that?
What working with passion means
While being passionate about your work doesn’t mean that everything will always turn out wonderfully, it does mean that you will have given it your all, and that’s an amazingly satisfying feeling.
And what about those things that you aren’t passionate about?
Don’t do them, unless you can be.
Handling the day-to-day
Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t clean the house or balance your checkbook unless you can make those activities your life’s passion.
I am saying is that you should either find someone else to do the things you actively dislike — allowing you more time for your work — OR you should find a way to become passionate (in a sense) about those kinds of tasks by looking at the larger picture of how those kinds of tasks impact the life you are living.
Look at the big picture
For example, keeping your house clean helps keep your body healthy and your mind clear, allowing you to do the things you love. Balancing your checkbook is part of managing your money wisely, which is key to reaching your financial SMART goals.
This goes for the work you do for an employer. Finding something about your job that you can find meaningful — whether that’s interacting with others or beating a target goal — makes things better all around.
Every bit of work worth doing has some tedious or difficult parts. Do a good job at those things too, because they combine as a part of a larger whole that makes up your “work”.
Approach the things you do with passion, and that passion will shine through. You’ll feel better for it, too. It’s all in how you look at it, so why not enjoy as much of life as possible?