Do What You LoveSep 2, 2016 Blog career , Entrepreneur
When engaging with a successful entrepreneur, or you read an article in which they have been interviewed, they will all [mostly] give you one piece of advice which seems to be the golden thread of entrepreneurship, do what you love. This is your driving force and your passion. If you love what you do, you will do it well.
This might be a strange concept to grasp, as when you were younger, the chores that your parents gave you to do was work in your eyes. You never wanted to do it and it was something that you would want to quickly complete in order to go and do what you enjoyed. The things you loved were playing, having fun and most of us still have this concept in our minds. “If I do what I love then I’m just playing and you can’t make money off of playing”. The younger you can probably recall looking at older working folk and thinking to yourself that they looked happy and that they enjoyed what they were doing at the time. Looking back now though, you might have a different perspective.
It’s very important for you to consider what you desire. Many people settle for what their parents believe they should do as opposed to what you truly feel you enjoy. What’s worse than that is the amount of people who put too much emphasis on what others think, and follow that path instead to follow that of their own. Now, to do something you love doesn’t mean that you are going to absolutely love every single aspect of your job. There will most certainly be things which you would rather skip and move onto something else, but what you should be focusing on is what will make you happiest over a week or a month. Your lunch break or spare time should not be seen as a reward for your hard work, it shouldn’t be the prize.
In order to test what you like is to ask yourself if you would still be doing the same job if you weren’t being paid for it. It is said that doing great work takes less discipline if you enjoy doing it because you don’t have to force yourself to do it. When considering opening a start-up and being an entrepreneur, these questions are of utmost importance.