Do What You Love

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”
— William Jennings Bryan

Direction-CareerIf your company or organization decided that you would not get paid for one week, would you become more upset because you are not able to pay your bills, or would you continue to work despite your financial woes? Michael Jordan once was asked why he was so successful in his basketball career. He simply replied, “This is my passion and I love what I am doing, and I can’t believe I am getting paid to do what I love.”

Do you love what you are doing? Can you say like Michael Jordan, “I can’t believe I am getting paid to do what I am doing,” or maybe you can say, “I am living the dream.” Your career should be something that you love and can’t wait do daily. Your deep passion and zeal is to work at your full potential and strength. You love your career and you find comfort in knowing that you are growing daily with all of the challenges that come with it.

If you are in a job that you are not passionate about and you know that you can do more, then I suggest you begin to look deep within your passion. Your career should line up with your innate abilities, gifts, and talents. When your career lines up with your innate abilities then you are coming into your purpose. You were born for a reason, for a purpose, and you must seek your purpose. Your purpose is what drives you; what brings you that inner joy and self-actualization; that total fulfillment in life. You not only have a passion but you love doing it, and when you are doing something you love you find inner strength and peace in challenging times.

Career Questions

  1. Do I love what I am doing?
    yes / somewhat / no
  2. Am I passionate about what I do?
    yes / somewhat / no
  3. Do I see myself doing this job/career until I retire?
    yes / somewhat / no
  4. Do I feel as if I am maximizing my potential?
    yes / somewhat / no
  5. Am I professionally growing in this job/career?
    yes / somewhat / no
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