Doing what you love

So, do you love your work? Are you a millionaire as a result? The two seem tied together in so many ways.

Every wealthy person I've ever spoken to has told this: "Do what you love to do, make it into a business, and the money will come. And if the money doesn't come, it will not matter because you'll be doing what you love and you'll be happy." A bit circular, but I get it. The key, they all stress, is the "love." That has to come first, so it pervades your every thought and every action. Sounds nice. And I believe them, too. I just need to find that one thing I love to do, that's all. That's a lot, though.

This article in The Japan Times talks about Ken Honda, a 36 year old millionaire in Nagano. He's semi-retired, so he decided to survey Japan's wealthiest to see what makes them tick. I guess he needed something to pass the time. Anyway ... one of his main conclusions? Yep, you got it:

"They make a living out of what they really enjoy, as opposed to most people who have jobs they don't like."

"Really enjoy" ... "Love" ... close enough.

I'm still looking .... any ideas?
Comments:

I love the work I do right here. Unfortunately I still have some way to go before it makes me a millionaire ;)

Posted by Alan Hargreaves on August 18, 2004 at 08:08 AM JST #

I think the question could be rephrased as "would you rather be doing something else" as opposed to an outright "do u love your current job..." :) because in many cases we do like/love what we do currently but given the option we'd probably be doing something else...it is more like "I would rather be spending most of my waking hours doing such-and-such..." For some of us it takes so long to figure out what we'd \*really\* love to be doing...for those who do what they love, it is always clear what their deepest love is...a talented musician has that passion burning through him/her and so it is hard \*not\* to follow it...the path ahead of them is clear...

Posted by Umang on August 18, 2004 at 05:38 PM JST #

<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> <title></title> <meta name="author" content="Jim.Grisanzio@Sun.COM"> </head> <body> <span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">Alan</span> ... I envy you. :)

<b style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">Umang<span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);"> </span>... I totally agree with you. I'll get there. Sooner or later. :)
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Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 19, 2004 at 07:47 PM JST #

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