“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it” – Oprah Winfrey
“If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well find something that is going to be interesting”- Katherine Hepburn
Two of the most successful women in show business of all time agree. One of the most important things you can do when you choose your career is to choose one that you love, or that is at the very least interesting. Or, to put it into other words, to be successful the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
If you are not working in a job currently that you are in love with, take a moment to envision what the job might look like. What steps simple step today, now, could you take toward a job that would be more fulfilling? Remember that you don’t have to do anything life changing. Maybe you hop online and find out what the job of your dream requires at the entry level. Maybe you make a phone call to see if you can take a class to get started. If you aren’t living on the road to your dream job, you need to get a jump start!
“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life”- Hillary Clinton
If you happen to be one of those happy few with a job that you have a passion for and that takes up a lot of your time, don’t forget to spend time with your friends and family too. Life is about balance and when you find a profession that is fulfilling and exciting, it is easy to get caught up in it and forget to prioritize things in your life properly. One way to tell if you might have lost your balance is to think back on the last 5 things you said to your spouse or significant other. If 3 out of 5 of them were related to your career, you may want to spend a little less time talking about your time at the office.
“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm” – Charles Schwab
It is so important to bring enthusiasm to everything you do in your career. It will help you achieve your goals, it will inspire those around you to achieve theirs and it might drive you to achieve goals you didn’t even know that you had. Above all, enthusiasm demonstrates to yourself and to the world that you have a driving passion for your life and your career and that is something that money can’t buy. Getting motivation from career quotes from famous people does really work for you if you do adopt the real meaning of these quotes in your life. Make sure that you read some best quotes of the day in the Career or Inspiration category and take guidance from these.