“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
I dropped the ball.
I completely forgot to ask the next kiddo on my list to snap a picture for the day, so I was left to my own devices again.
Today I featured an image of Hacketts Hot Wings. That may seem a little strange but there is a good reason. Tonight I had the honor of hanging out with a few teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals I work with. As I sat hanging out, listening, eating, chatting a little I couldn’t help but think how very lucky I am to work with people I enjoy enough to want to see outside of work. For those students of mine reading, this is a pretty important thing for you to consider when you grow up.
Here are some steps to remember:
- Keep Steve Jobs in mind and remember, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Put the most you can back out into society by having a career you WANT to be at.
- Not only do something you love to do great work but also for your mental and spiritual health. I’ve had the jobs that, sure, I put fewer hours in. But sometimes it’s not the amount of hours that makes you so weary. Often its that you can’t put your heart into what you do and its draining you from the inside out.
- Last but not least, once you find a career you love find a group of people you love. Enjoying your co-workers can make or break the heart you have for your career.
I lucked into all three steps at WCMS. I love what I do. And I love who I work with. The faculty and staff are kind, compassionate, hilarious, joyful, honest, giving, and every other amiable trait in the book. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know each and everyone inside and outside of school.
I’ve been blessed beyond belief in this life and don’t express how grateful I am nearly enough! Thank you fellow co-workers, you make what can be a heart-wrenching one minute spirt soaring career, easier to endure.