Quotes saying ‘do what you love‘ and ‘love what you do‘ are common. It’s become popular to pursue a life of ‘doing what you love.’ But just how realistic is it?
The danger of quotes such as ‘do what you love’ is that they can make you believe that life and work should never be hard. That if things are tough or not as enjoyable as you had hoped, that you are simply doing the wrong thing, and should give up. If you do what you love, everything will be easy.
I believe that doing what you love is much deeper than this. You have to take a step back to look at life from a new perspective- what are your talents, passions, and goals in life?
Hard work and struggle is a part of life. Not every single moment is going to be ‘fun.’ Even to pursue your wildest dreams involves a certain amount of graft and perseverance- even through setbacks.
But here’s the thing- through all of this, you can still love what you do!
Loving what you do is about not letting fear of failure or insecurity hold you back. It’s about finding what brings you joy and making it a bigger part of your life. And, it’s also about taking risks to live the kind of life you want.
When you are focused on your goal, confident in your direction, and unafraid to follow it, you will find joy in what you do.
In the end, it’s about how you choose to use your time. After all, there’s a limited amount of it, and it’s yours to use. Loving what you do is using your time intentionally.
15 Top “Love What You Do” Quotes
These 15 love what you do quotes will help you to consider your time from different perspectives, and will inspire you to truly do what you love and love what you do.
1. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. – Mae Jemison
2. Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. – Stacey London
3. Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for you doing it. – Katherine Whittehorn
4. If you can do it for the joy, you can do it forever – Stephen King
5. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis
6. The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from the shore. – Dale Carnegie
7. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. – Alan Cohen
8. By doing what you love, you’ll inspire and awaken the hearts of others. – Satsuki Shibuya
9. You serve the best by doing what you love the most. – Maria Bello
10. Whatever job or career it is you are stepping away from will always be there, but opportunities to pursue your dream may not. Many people told me I was crazy for doing what I did, but I felt I was answering a calling I had to pursue. If you have the burning desire, take the leap and see where it leads you. – Melissa Eboli
11. Know you will make mistakes and have failure points along the way, but keep your head up, forgive yourself fast, and keep moving forward. Progress, not perfection. – Teresa Royer
12. I just have a gut feeling about something, if I really want to do it, if I’m excited about it, if I want to explore it. – Maria Bello
13. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course of victory. – Arthur Golden
14. Make excuses to follow your dream. – Bennett Conlin
15. What “love what you do” really means is you love the process of doing what you do. If your love is the title, or the money or the position, you will never find happiness or fulfillment in your work. That only comes from the process. It is the love you have for the doing that ultimately leads to happiness and fulfillment. That’s where the long-term wins are. – Carl Pullein, What “Love What You Do Really Means.”
And that’s it!
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