Don’t you think it’s such a cliché when somebody says you should always love your work? I know you’ve been hearing and reading a dime a dozen self-development practices that teach you how to have fun at your work. But on a serious note - keeping all those ‘how-to’ posts aside, it’s time we got real. So what do you think? Is it because you try to have so much fun at work that productivity bursts out to be a natural outcome – or is it because you love your job more than anything that everything you do turns out to be nothing but fun? This is something we really need to ponder upon.
Most people do it just for the sake of doing it – no matter what they do. You know what’s more? They pretend to love what they do and the worst part is they don’t even know what they’re pretending about. It’s high time they stopped acting that way and took the right decision. We already know why we should love our job. But why is it that we’re trying to extract happiness so bad out of the work that we do? Why is it that we want so much of perfection in everything that we lay our hands on? Let me tell you something, you don’t need to be perfect to be happy or so to say to love your job. Perfection lies in the imperfections that we have.
If you don’t like your job, you’re not alone. Researches have shown that there are twice as many actively disengaged workers in the world as there are engaged ones who love their jobs. So the question here is about engagement - not productivity. Once you give your hundred percent to something, creativity flows out to be a byproduct, let alone the desire to have fun with your work. Only when you don’t know what you’re doing, things have to be organized to induce a happy feeling. You don’t go about searching for creativity, it just happens when you’re thoroughly engaged with your work. And trust me, no any book or a motivational speaker can ever teach you to love what you do. So you’re left with two options - either you induce that feeling of love toward your work externally or you simply do the job that you love from your heart. It’s totally up to you. What do you choose now?