“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt.
Do you see your work as your purpose in life? Are you earning money by completing tasks that are worthwhile and inspired? If not, it might be time for a change.
Instead of spending the majority of your working day staring at the clock, counting down the minutes until you can go home, think about what you’re passionate about in life.
While not everyone can do work that they love, everyone can do work that they’re interested in and motivated to complete. You should think about your passions, your skills, and your interests and seek to find work that you’re motivated to complete.
Although it seems daunting, you’ll find that once you’re doing something that inspires you, your productivity will soar. You will no longer see work as something cumbersome and laborious but as engaging and worthwhile.
The trick to finding work that you find worthwhile is not looking outward but looking inward. Society can’t dictate to you what you should be doing to earn money; you have to do that yourself.
When you’re truly honest with yourself about your goals, motivations, and capabilities, you can find work that gives you a sense of purpose in life. You will get out of bed in the morning feeling excited instead of demoralized and fed up.
In fact, the importance of finding purposeful work is beautifully summed up by motivational speaker Steve Pavlina:
“Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”
So, what’s the lesson here? It’s actually quite simple. Find work that you’re motivated to do so you discover your purpose in life. When you discover your purpose and are motivated to do your work, you will be much more productive, satisfied, and motivated.
You owe it to yourself to find your purpose in life and to do everything you can to complete work that inspires and motivates you.