Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Passion Doesn’t Come From The Profession

So many people are looking for their calling. They sheepishly flip burgers, shuffle papers, or crunch numbers while they dream of jobs that may ignite their passion.

But that’s thinking the tail wags the dog.

Jobs don’t magically light the fire in your belly. You have to bring the fire and ambition to your job.

Just as you have custodians growing depressed about their work, you have opera singers growing tired about theirs. 

Every job is a slog, depending on how you think about it.

If you want your work to be meaningful, act as if it already is. Otherwise, you’ll always be looking for the next big thing that tugs on your heartstrings.

That’s why loving what you do is the easiest option to have a good time. Just make sure you get a job that can support your desired lifestyle.

Does all this sound like new age self-dev to you?

Watch Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs. The people on that show have the least glamorous jobs on earth.

Why do they get their hands dirty? Because they got the opportunity.

Why do they continue to get their hands dirty? Because they learned to love what they do.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach