Don’t Do What You Love to Do for a Job
They say “Do what you LOVE to do and you’ll never work a day.”
I say, “Do what you’re good at.” Work is just work. And when you DO what’ you’re good at for a job, work is just gonna be easy.
I’ve been there, done that.
Sometimes, when you do what you LOVE to do as a JOB, it gets political and people, clients and everyone else would dictate how you do your job (which you love). It would take its toll on you. The great PERIL in this situation is that you would lose interest on the thing you LOVE to do. It happens to me quite a lot of times and to a few friends as well.
A friend LOVED video production. But when he started doing it as a job, he lost interest.
Another friend loved graphic design. But, when dictated here and there on how he needed to do his job, he lost interest. Instead he’ll focus on the thing he’s good in doing.
Don’t get me wrong, you might ALSO be really GOOD in the thing you LOVE doing, but the main peril is – you could lose interest. Worse, you loose PASSION. Has this happened to you too?
But, if you do what you’re good at (but something you don’t love as much and doesn’t mean much to you)… you would finish work on time, and even if they dictate how you do your work – it would be easy for you to adjust because you are AWESOME at what you are doing. Again, work is just work… It’s what we do to get our bills payed, and fuel the expenses in doing the things we love.
If you’re good at your job, it shows – and your career path will headed towards the sky.
I just realized that I am AWESOME with Excel problems. I work fast and I know the functions and stuff. If anyone wanted me to fix an Excel problem, it’s just easy for me.
It all depends though. Some people can work their way around and are happy doing what they love as a job.
How about you? What are your thoughts? What do you think? I might be wrong so share them away on the comment section below.