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  1. johnars says:

    I want to…really bad. Which is why at the age of 56, I am considering a career move…big change. I want to make a differenc in people’s lives and right now I am not feeling it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Maybe a career move is just what you need? Do what you want to do and Love it! Always keep in mind though, don’t just go trying to find this blindly. Asses the situation! I’m sure you could do it! Best of Luck

      -Ronald

  2. Harold Millet says:

    It’s not only that we like what we do but loving what we do.. ;D

  3. Hi Ronald,
    Loving what you do is one of the best shortcuts available…Life is a breeze
    be good to yourself
    David

  4. Stuartart says:

    Exactly Ronald, Association is a good technique to get there. If we find something about our present position to be happy about (maybe remember the best day we had in that job), and then using visualization remember all the aspects of how that great day made us feel. Make the images bright and loud and big. When the feeling arises of how wonderful that day was say something like: I love this job! Over and over a few times as the image stays in your mind. This technique doesn’t stop you looking for a new job, it just helps you deal with your present job whilst you’re looking. :)

  5. Ronald,
    If I could apply your message today I would be a lot happier. I DO love what I do (in my free time). For almost 2 years now my humorous photoblog has been the “funnest” thing I have ever done. And you are NOT saying, “Find what you love to do and then figure out how to get paid for doing that.” If I understand your point, your are saying, “Whatever you are doing (your job, for instance), decide that you love it.”

    For over 30 years I have been editing/developing/revising instructors’ college course materials. This puts me at the mercy of how well or poorly the course authors do their job. This results in a high level of frustration, daily frustration, in what I have to do to make a living. As a detail person, I find extreme lack of attention to detail excrutiating, because I am ultimately the one who has to make sense of the course materials so that the students can succeed.

    The only way I can love what I do (for a living) is to decide that I love frustration. That’s a tall order. –John

    • Stuartart says:

      Hi John,
      You are right when you presume Ronald means Love what you DO. But I think he means find the joy in it, so that you reduce the frustration you feel. Think of your marking as helping others become better. Every mark you need to make is teaching that person to become better. That is something to feel good about. Maybe?

      • You are right, Stuart. Instead of the frustrating course authors I need to focus on the tens of thousands* of students who have had a more user-friendly learning experience because I smoothed the way for them.

        *Since 1978 my name has appeared on the students’ study manuals as the “Editor.”

  6. Bob Patchin says:

    I agree! But, you also have to make a living at it or at something close.

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