How to fall in love with your job, is that even possible? Or is it just something that company men tell their friends, so they feel shitty about their jobs?
Take it from me, it is 100% possible to fall in love with your job. Don’t believe me, here is one of my favorite quotes by Steve Jobs.
“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.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Steve Jobs.
Before I share with you exactly what you can do to fall in love with your job, let’s briefly look at why it’s important for you to love what you do.
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Importance/benefits of loving your job
Even before listing out the benefits of doing work you love, I think we can all agree that it is better to do a job we love than a job we hate.
I think that we can also agree that when we do a job we love, we give it way more than we would at a job we hate. With that in agreement, let’s get into the other benefits of loving your job.
1. It never feels like work
Wouldn’t it be great to never work a day in your life? That’s what it feels like when you love what you do. As a popular reel sound on Instagram says, “Every day is a vacation because I love my occupation”.
You deserve to be on holiday every day of your life. How do you do that? By falling in love with what you do.
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2. Giving your best isn’t exhausting
The second benefit of loving your job is that giving your best comes naturally. When you love what you do, you’ll naturally look for ways to do better, ways to improve, and ways to give better than your best constantly.
This will come with no extra effort because you love what you do.
3. It is fueled by passion
The third benefit of loving your job is that you’ll add a secret ingredient called p[passion. Passion has been the secret ingredient of success since the beginning of time.
There is little you won’t be able to achieve once you apply passion to it.
4. Every day is fun and exciting
When you love your job, every day becomes fun and exciting because you stop waiting for your job to become exciting.
You begin to ask yourself what you can do to make your job fun and exciting.
It’s funny how a small shift in mindset can completely change your life.
5. You take initiative
The fifth benefit of loving your job is you take initiative. You begin to question how things have been done over time and ask how they can be improved.
This is how you start doing really great things.
It all begins by changing how you feel about your job.
6. Better results
The sixth benefit of being in love with your job is better results. This seems like a no-brainer at this point, but even so, we still have to list it.
Loving what you do will allow you to give your best, improve on the existing processes, and try to constantly outdo yourself. Therefore, how can the results not improve? It’s almost impossible.
7. Increased productivity
The seventh benefit of being in love with your job is increased productivity. When you love what you do, you’ll find that you’re able to do more in a shorter period of time or do less in a longer period of time with exponentially better results.
8. More confidence in your output
The eighth benefit of being in love with what you do it you’ll be much more confident in your output. This is because you’ll be doing everything with passion and the right mindset.
This will boost your confidence in your output a lot.
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9. Increased motivation
You’ll be surprised how much more motivated you’ll feel once you fall in love with your job, as the popular reel suggests, every day will be a vacation.
Waking up to get to work will stop feeling like a chore. Going to work will start feeling like something you actually look forward to.
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10. General improved mental health and well-being
The tenth benefit of being in love with your job is that your mental health will improve significantly. This will have a ripple effect on your general health and well-being.
Being in love with your job will cause you to feel happier and more grateful. This in turn will have a positive impact on other areas of your life.
5 simple steps to help you fall in love with your job
Having established the benefits you stand to enjoy from loving your job, here are some things you can do to make it happen.
1. Keep learning
The first thing you can do to fall in love with your job is to keep learning. One of the reasons why you might fall out of love with your job is that you are constantly pitted against your colleagues.
This results in constantly feeling like you don’t measure up. The best way to address these feelings is by constantly learning. Look for some free courses online that will help create a new interest in your field.
There are several great free resources on the internet, so finances should not be your excuse.
2. Have your why
The second thing you can do to fall in love with your job is to have your ‘why’. What do I mean by this?
Why are you doing this job in the first place? Is it for yourself? For your family? To fund your masters? To improve your life? To fund your business?
You must have your why. This is going to motivate you on days when you are coming down hard on your job and feel like you don’t have the strength to go on.
Remembering that you are only a few thousand dollars away from your dream will give you the extra boost you need to get up and go at it another day.
3. Create a timeframe
The third thing you can do to fall in love with your job is to create a timeframe for yourself. This could be a timeframe to get promoted or a timeframe for you to leave and go do your own thing.
Either way, a timeframe will keep you motivated because you know you only have to do it for a limited about of time, then move on to something else.
This timeframe will also allow you to make the most of the opportunity while you have it. This will make each day exciting, fun, and meaningful.
4. Set healthy boundaries
The fourth thing you can do to fall in love with your job is to set healthy boundaries. As with any relationship, boundaries are important to keep the relationship healthy, and your job is no exception.
You need to make sure that you establish a healthy life-work balance so that you don’t feel like your whole life is dominated by your work.
Even the most dedicated employee would be burnt out from such a setup, take it from me.
Setting healthy boundaries with your job will help you fall in love with it all over again.
5. Set SMART goals
The fifth thing you can do to fall in love with your job is to set some SMART goals for yourself. SMART goals meaning goals that are S-Specific, M-Measurable, A-Achievable, R-Realistic, and Time-bound.
Setting SMART goals will give your role a new purpose, purpose that you’ll have set for yourself and that you alone will be responsible for following up on.
Smart goals will allow you to enjoy your work on your own terms. There is nothing more satisfying, I can tell you from experience.
It is very possible to fall in love with your job. You just have to do a few things to make it possible because it is definitely worth your while.
Being in olive with your job will allow you to enjoy the thing that takes up the majority of your life, it will allow you to find fulfillment and allow you to get better results because you’ll be doing your job with passion.
By doing the five things listed above, you’ll be getting into the office with a whole new mindset. A mindset that will help you win at work. A Mindset that is geared to make you fall in love with your job.