“Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
-Confucius (551 BCE — 479 BCE)
How many people do you know who endlessly complain about their job? Even if they aren’t verbally expressing their dislike, it is likely they are repressing their opinion so as to seem more positive or amiable.
There are people who make work look effortless, however, and I imagine you know a few of these people. Teachers and artists are often examples, but it can be anyone. I’ve met janitors that genuinely enjoy their work.
Now, imagine for a moment that you never had to work another day in your life. Perhaps you are already so fortunate as to be in this position, and you’ve found your calling. For the rest of us, let’s consider what it would be like to wake up each morning enthusiastic about what we have planned for the day. How does that feel?