What Makes You Say: “I Love My Job!”

Apple's Steve Jobs was passionate about his work. For him, the secret to saying “I love my job” is summed up in one of his famous quotes.

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.” — Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was passionate about Apple. He loved, loved, LOVED his work!

Can you say the same thing?

“I Love My Job!”

According to Jobs, being able to say “I love my job” comes from:

  • Pursuing big ideas that excite you
  • Solving problems that are important to you
  • Finding solutions that make a difference

Without these, a job is just a job. Work lacks meaning. And the likelihood you'll stay committed to the work is slim.

One other thing. Notice that money, position, power, and prestige are not what made Jobs passionate about his work. He loved his work because of the purpose behind his work. Money, position, power, and prestige were all byproducts of pursuing his purpose, but they were never part of his purpose. A result of his purpose? Yes. The reason behind his purpose? No.

If you love your work, what is it about your job that makes you say, “I love my job”?

If you don't love your work, what do you think would need to change in order for you to say it?

When you find work you are passionate about, the old mantra will hold true: “Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.”

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