Work Sucks But You Have To Have Hope
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s what they tell us. It’s all so simple isn’t it? In the world of inspirational quotes, yes, but in the real world – not so much. For most of us, we need to do something that is going to pay the bills, keep the lights on, feed us. And whilst we have our passions and hopes and dreams, sometimes those things don’t pay.
Even if you are working on your passion, it is definitely not always roses and butterflies. I’ve done video production jobs before, and although I find it a lot more rewarding than auditing, it’s still work. As a society we need to get this romantic idea of travelling the world and doing no work out of our heads. Even travelling the world can be hard work. Have you sat on a plane for 16 hours before?
What I’m trying to get at is, yes, we all want to chase our dreams, and yes we all should. But after listening to some of the smartest people in the world, people who have lived their dreams, and constantly fighting to live mine, the reality is dreams are hard work. And sometimes they don’t ever get achieved. So let’s not wait for the dream job to be happy. Let’s do our best to be happy where we are now, and enjoy the chase of the dream.