It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day, and while not everyone is in the mood for love, there is always time to Do What You Love!
Anyone who has been reading my blogs for a while knows that I am forever harping on about loving what you and doing what you love.
If you missed the Do What You Love four-part series, don’t despair, here they are to read at your leisure:
The series covered different areas of love – the history of Valentine’s Day, poetry, business related ideas through to how you can love the work that you do, by doing what you are passionate about. I am a great believer in doing ‘heart’ work rather than ‘head’ work but don’t take my word for it, Steve jobs said:
“And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Read more: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/stevejobs416859.html
What do others say?
Believe it or not, there are some who don’t agree with the above.
In an article called Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice, Bourree Lam cites others who believe that doing what you love makes it harder for workers to complain. The full article can be found here https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/do-what-you-love-work-myth-culture/399599/.
Rob Asghar in Forbes, lists reasons why he doesn’t agree either. You can read the reasons for yourself here http://www.forbes.com/sites/robasghar/2013/04/12/five-reasons-to-ignore-the-advice-to-do-what-you-love/#6e7e2fc03635
What do you thnk?
All I can say is that I’m going to keep going and if I ever get to the point where I can longer do what I love, then I will have to love what I do. That is an entirely different blog altogether.
Happy Valentine’s Day on Tuesday!