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You Can Be a Most Valuable Person Doing What You Love


  • I believe we are designed to add value to others in this life

  • I believe we can build a successful career by doing what we love

  • I believe we are worth much more than the total of our assets

Stella Morrison says, “Enjoying your career is more important than earning a high salary or flashy title… now is the right time to switch to a job that makes you happy.”

Warren Buffet speaking at the University of Florida’s School of Business In 1998, was asked, What he would do to live a happier life if he could live it over again.

Buffet concluded his remarks by saying, “None of us can live life all over again, but we can increase our overall happiness by choosing to make changes in our career, goals, finances, health, and relationships.”

“The way to do it is to play out the game and do something you enjoy all your life.

“Be associated with people you like. I only work with people I like. If I could make $100 million dollars with a guy who causes my stomach to churn, I’d say no.”

“I urge you to work in jobs you love. You’re out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it’ll look good on your resume.”

Do what you love. It sounds easy when you’re one of the world’s richest people, but to be fair, Buffett was already doing what he loves long before he became successful.” (1)

4 Reasons to do what you love for a living

Stella Morrison says, “Enjoying your career should be a priority over earning a high salary or flashy title, but that may not have been the case when you first considered what you wanted to do for a career…

1. You’ll feel more fulfilled.

Your job shouldn’t just be a source of income. If you don’t enjoy what you do, you’ll end up missing out on your life.

“As the lines between working life and personal life blur, a job is as much about personal fulfillment and growth as it is about a paycheck,” said Philip Ryan, partner at Ipsos Strategy3. “People don’t want to make widgets; they want to change lives, including their own.”

2. You’ll be more productive.

It’s important to feel motivated and inspired in your career. Without the drive to excel, your performance will lack passion, and, in turn, your work may suffer. Productivity allows you to become more efficient, which makes room for downtime and encourages work-life balance.

3. You’ll inspire others.

Many people are too afraid to follow their dreams and do what they love. Think about what you would say to a friend or your loved one. Would you discourage them from doing what makes them happy simply because it’s risky? When you do take that leap yourself, you become an inspiration to others.

4. You’ll succeed.

Michael Phillips, founder and CEO of Coconut’s Fish Cafe said that it doesn’t feel like work when you enjoy your job. “It makes it easier to get through the trials and tribulations of business ownership…” (2)

In Conclusion, “Whatever your preference, research shows that when you engage in interests you enjoy, you’re more likely to have lower stress levels, a lower heart rate, and a better mood. You’re also more likely to engage in the world around you.” (3)

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”
— David Frost

End Notes

(1) Warren Buffett says this is what he’d do to live a happier life—if he could live all over again - Marcel Schwantes

(2) Life’s Too Short: 4 Reasons to Do What You Love for a Living – Stella Morrison

(3) The health benefits of doing what you love

*** This article was authored by John Picarello, Chief Leadership Officer at Lions Pride Leadership Co. ***

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