Are you happy with your profession? Someone once asked Steve Jobs and he answered: “Work will fill much of our lives, and the only way to be really satisfied is to do what we consider a great job, and the only way to have a great job is to love what we do. If you have not found it yet, keep looking. Do not settle”.
The same question was asked to the Spanish writer Enrique Jardiel, to which he replied in an enviable way: “Yes, I enjoy writing, and they pay me to do it. Then it turns out that they pay me to have fun”.
The idea is that you can find exactly what you think is the best job you could have.
Of course, it is not easy. Many people have to work on things they do not find satisfactory because of the need to get money.
Others perform lucrative but not so legal activities; but in reality, it is not what people want.
I think there are ways to fight, to go looking, and to find ways to place ourselves in better positions, the places where we could give the best of ourselves, the best way there is.
It will not be easy to find it and probably we will have to go to many places to find it, but it certainly exists and each one of us will surely be able to reach it.
The important thing is not to give up in the fight and follow these steps:
1 Discover what you want to do in life.
This is not easy because we are capable of so much. Never think you cannot achieve more than one thing in life.
A lot of people won´t be able to do it, but not because they can´t but because they won´t dedicate themselves to do so.
However, the soonest you find what you want to do with your life, the more time you can dedicate to achieve it.
Remember, it is not a speed race it is a marathon, so take your time, but get there.
2 Don´t lose the passion
Passion is the fuel of our lives; it drives us to do whatever we want.
Do not let the sameness of your everyday life consumes you. You know that deep in your heart there is something that makes you go forward every day.
You need to learn to identify what are those things that make you passionate about something and embrace it because, at the end of the day, that is all it matters.
Money can buy many things but will not buy your desire to be better, to help others or to save the world; that passion is within you, seek it, find it, exploit it.
3 Give the planet the best of you
Work is our way of contributing to shaping the planet in which we exist, not just a way to obtain resources, so that is why it is so important to love what we do, to enjoy it, because that way we ensure a better planet, a better society.
Many people confuse social responsibility with giving our best to the world. Social responsibility as understood, it is just a way to buy peace of mind because of some people lack interest in getting involved in the solution of the real problems of our society.
Giving our best, involves a commitment of heart and mind to fight for a better society, whether we reach it or not, but the effort we put into it is the important thing.
There is no higher achievement than getting paid for something you would do free.