I love observing people. Though, I'm trying my best not to judge them. Honest. I really am trying.
During a meeting for our project at the office, I couldn't help but notice all the bags. The ones below the eyes. I couldn't help but notice all the eye bags. I really thought it was a party for people with eye bags! The only person whose eye bags I didn't notice was those belonging to the one wearing glasses.
The second thing I noticed was that everyone seemed bored at the meeting. It was as if they really didn't want to be there. They just had no other choice. After all, they were "paid" to attend these meetings. Well, we were. Even I didn't have much choice. (Oh, and for the record, I also had eye bags.)
Then, I thought to myself, "Do we live in a world where people just go to work just because they need money? Where's the vibrancy? Where's the excitement? Do most of us really spend our days not doing what we love?"
Honestly, there are moments when I simply drag myself to work. And I'm in one of those moments right now.
In order to live a happy and fulfilling life, we should do work that excites us, that makes us feel alive, and that we love. Yes, there will still be moments when we have to do something we don't like like taking out the trash, but I think 90% of our time should be spent doing work that we love.
Right now, I have this blog that I'm really excited about. In the future, I pray that I'll be a full-time blogger and volunteer. That's something I'm looking forward to. That's something that helps me get through eye bags-filled meetings, heavy traffic, and lifeless train rides. And I'm already working on it little by little.
How about you? Do you already do work that you love? Does your work excite you? Does your work make you feel alive and vibrant?
If not, are you doing something to find it? Believe me. If you do work that you love, you'll avoid a lot of meetings where everyone seems bored. Oh, and you'll avoid the eye bags as well.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Steve Jobs, again:
"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."