Do what you love?

Love this piece…Do what you love? Not all can do what they love in life but at least, do something on the side that will give you joy.

Sourced Picture: SayingsImages.com 

Live & Learn

We’ve all either given or received the career advice: “Follow your dreams.”  “Do what you love.”  “Love what you do.”

Recently, there have been an increasing number of counterarguments making the case that if we were all going to “do what we love,” we’d starve doing it.

I came across a 2006 post by Paul Graham: “How To Do What You Love” that offers what may be the best thought-leadership on the subject that I have read.

Graham is an essayist, programmer, and investor. In 1995, he co-developed the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.  Graham’s blog is one of the most followed in the blogosphere.

It is an essay (longish for those of us with…

View original post 957 more words

Advertisements
View All

5 Comments

  1. Very true. After 37 years in the corporate world, now I’m doing what I love – write 🙂

    Like

    Reply

  2. I always try to do what I love, otherwise life is boring. I wish I had more time to do what I love and less what I need to do to pay the bills 🙂

    Like

    Reply

    1. I totally agree with you. I always find time to do the things I love when I am not at work.

      Like

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s