“Maybe find something you love and do it is just pop psychology pablum. What if you can’t find something you love? What if you don’t know what you love? Why not find something you hate and dedicate your life to avoiding it? - the futurist
Every once in awhile you read something that makes you sit back and think.
This was one of those things for me.
I believe finding ‘something you love’ for a career is elusive.
For a couple of big reasons.
There is a massive difference between what you know and what you don’t <or what you think and what is actually true>. How often have you been provided the opportunity to do what you have always thought you would love to do and … well … it just didn’t live up to your expectations? From afar it is easy to think of love … but in business, as in personal life, love takes work and is more difficult.
Not many of us actually think all the way down to the core of what makes us love something.
I love working in retail <why?>.
I love the game <why?>.
I love teaching <why?>.
Oh. And when we do look we often answer in terms of the result rather than the actual action therefore missing out on what we truly ‘love.’
<be forewarned> Just my opinion on this.
I believe if more of us took the time to truly understand what it was that we loved it would be easier to be happy doing a variety of things.
In lieu of that … maybe more people should focus on simply avoiding the things they hate. And by doing so increase the likelihood they may actually stumble upon that which they love.