Do What You Love, or Love What You Do?

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Written by Olivia Ferrucci

The debate between passion and profit is increasingly prevalent in the modern era. It’s a smart one, too. Ensuring your happiness in any field is tricky, especially when deciding between security and the ability to love what you do. Luckily, that’s where we come in!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

According to a 2013 Gallup survey, a shocking 70% American workers feel disengaged with their job. Though many people are often told to choose what they love at a young age, reality inevitably takes its toll. For instance, how will you pay off student loans? How will you support yourself? Is the job market for your passion accessible?

Ultimately, the most crucial factor in entering a field is making sure you will succeed both emotionally and, in some respect, financially. Being able to support yourself in all regards should be a priority!

SO YOU DON’T LOVE WHAT YOU DO. WHAT’S NEXT?

So, you aren’t enthralled with your current position. That’s okay! Whether this is due to colleagues, a hefty workload, or anything else for that matter, it’s time for a change in perspective. Try to create small rewards for daily accomplishments. Even the smallest of benefits for such mundane achievements can improve your view of a workday.

If all else fails, don’t be afraid to discuss an alteration of your job description with your supervisor. Your bosses want you to feel healthily motivated. That’s why they’re there! Come up with a plan that will benefit both you and the company.

HOW CAN YOU START DOING WHAT YOU LOVE?

A great way to sample a career you feel passionate about is through an internship. Learning the ropes and trying your hand in a field is ideal; it isn’t permanent and it doesn’t have risks. In addition, an internship program will allow you to see whether a given position is the one for you. You’ve got this!

For more inspirations, check out our other posts on passion.

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