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How can you answer this question? It’s a hard question to answer. All the professional development books I’ve read preach the need for everyone to find work that they love. They say if you don’t find love in work, it will function as a money-generating-time-suck instead of adding meaningfulness to your life.
I agree with this idea– it actually seems fairly obvious. However, these personal development authors neglect to cover how a person is supposed to identify if they actually love their work. It seems like a grey area to me. Is it when the person is doing very well at his/job and advances quickly? Is it if they don’t mind working long hours? Is it when the employee is really excited about the company? What if the person enjoys being there 85% of the time, with the balance of 15% reserved for client headaches and the annoying tasks? 85% isn’t that bad if you think about it.
I’ve thought about this long and hard over the years and I have the answer (at least for me). I heard Steve Jobs speak on a person’s love of career years ago and his thoughts have stuck with me, overriding all other’s opinions and author commentary.