How many of us wonder what it must be like to be the guy who has the world’s best job? Usually, said person has found a way to earn a living doing something they love. And how many of us then think “lucky guy but that’s never going to happen to me?”
I would imagine that thought that work work could or should be something you love doing never crossed my grand-father’s mind. Then, for the general man in the street work was something you had to do, you did not have to love it though – and not many would have even considered it.
Certainly the idea that you could earn a living doing something you love is not a recent one. Confucius said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life“.
Yet I wonder, despite the radical changes in the work environment that have occurred in the last 50 years, whether much has changed for most people – how many people love the work they do? But what has changed is the attitude towards work – far more people long to earn a living doing something they love even though they might believe that such work is outside their grasp.
I am hopeful though; momentum is growing and as more and more people are successful in creating a work-life they love, then more and more people will begin to realise that such work is not outside their grasp.
As usual, all thoughts welcome.