As we celebrate ‘Labor Day’, I encourage you to do what you love, and love what you do by celebrating your natural talents that have made you who you are.
Two work theories that I find interesting are: you have to work hard to get ahead and be successful, and do what you love to do and you will be successful. How many times have you heard these phrases? You have to work hard. You must pay your dues. You must put in your time.
How many of you scoff at the idea that you can be successful by doing what you love to do? That’s not surprising as you’ve been taught to be successful you must work hard and put in your time. When you are doing something you love (which is often something that is a natural talent) it comes easy to you, it’s graceful, it’s fun, and it’s simple. Time passes quickly as eight hours feels like four. How could someone pay you for something that is so simple for you to do and you enjoy doing it? Our natural talents are often taken for granted because they come with such ease for us. Think about someone else’s talents that you are in awe of. They come with ease to that person, so I guarantee you someone is amazed by your natural talents as well. Do what you love, and love what you do!
Affirmation: I am loving to myself, to others, and to the world.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of abundance in your life.”
~ Wayne Dyer
“If you find out what it is you love to do and give your whole life to it, then there is no contradiction, and in that state your being is your doing.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
“You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play a long, long time.”
~ Gordie Howe
“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” ~ Billy Joel
Working My Way Back To You ~ The Spinners
Working for a Living ~ Huey Lewis and the News
Everybody’s Working for the Weekend ~ Loverboy
For the next week, I invite you to love what you do by:
Appreciating your natural talents and sharing them with others.
Dreaming about what you love to do and allowing your natural talents to be your pathway to success.
Loving yourself, loving life, and loving others as when you are working from love, all is right in your world.
Mostly, my wish for you is to work from a space of love regardless of what you are doing. Whether your job requires 4 hours a day or 14, when you love what you are doing, all is well. Whether you are living in your dream job, or working at what others consider a ‘dead end’ job, show up in a space of love, compassion, trust, honor, service, and a fun spirit and all will be well.
Until next time, have a FUN, EASY, AND SIMPLE week at work.