I saw this over at at Money Management Made Easy and since it totally encompasses my view on work and loving one’s work I decided to share it here. Enjoy!
When your vocation becomes your vacation,
you'll never work another day in your life.
No one can succeed in any endeavor that they don't like.
If you don't love what you're doing, then don't do it.
Your chances of success are directly proportional
to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
Do something that you have a deep personal interest in.
Do something you'd enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day
working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Don't set compensation as your goal.
Find work you like and the compensation will follow.
Work is not your punishment.
It's your reward, your strength and your pleasure.
Real success is achieved when you like what you do.
Work is love made visible.
I love this saying! :) However, I don’t quite agree with the line “If you don't love what you're doing, then don't do it” because obviously, most of us need to eat. ;) And sometimes we don’t have a choice as to as whether we get to do our dream job or not (right away), but we should at least strive for it. Apart from that line, I absolutely love this mantra! It embodies my whole view of work.
While others are talking about the “4-Hour Work Week” and the whole “Work Smarter Not Harder” thing, then here I am a little workaholic advocating the “Do What You Love, And Love What You Do, And You’ll Never Work A Day In Your Life” point of view. Heck, if I didn’t believe this view of work, then I would’ve chosen a different professional industry to work in. ;)