Love Your Work

Love Your Work

I’m on the return leg of my almost-daily evening walk. The road is congested with people returning back from work or study. Tired, dull and listless, they trudge along slowly, wearily.

It was as if a long day in college or the office has sapped their energy, drained them of all enthusiasm. All they’re looking forward to, it seems, is getting home, relaxing, and going to sleep.

Striding along at a brisk 6 kmph, I realize that I’m walking more than twice as fast as young people half my age!

And this is after my full day of “work”. More interestingly, I’m returning home to another session of four or five hours of “work”.

Of course, a brisk walk is good exercise. But apart from that fact, my eagerness and excitement to get back to what I was doing lends speed to my feet.

A wave of gratitude surges through me. I’m happy to have found the kind of work that keeps me energized and engaged, so that I can’t wait to get back to it.

What makes you so happy that you look forward eagerly to doing it?

How can you make that “work” an integral part of your day?

It’s a question worth pondering over the weekend… and acting upon.

“You’ve got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs, in his 2005 Stanford commencement address

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