“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. -Confucius

We all have a day job or are trying to get one. Some of us are happy and some are just filling a void. I recently discovered how much time my current job was taking up and after moving on from that job realized how blind I was. I enjoyed my job, but it wasn’t my vocation. Sometimes closing one door will lead to another even greater door to open. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself, maybe you need to reevaluate your job.

1. Do I fulfill a purpose or fill a void at my current job?

We all have a passion on the inside of us. Some innate responsibility to do our part in this life. We will either choose to pursue what we feel our purpose is or be blinded by what everyone else is telling us we should do. Ultimately the decision is yours.

2. Do I separate work with play?

Reflect on this quote: “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.” -James Michener

3. What would I do with the time I had if I quit today?

This question is the most important. Time. Our number one excuse when we don’t want to do something is that we don’t have enough time. Well is it an excuse or do we really not have enough time? It is a combination. If we don’t love what we do then we probably are upset deep down and take it out on those around us. That or it makes us lazy to do anything else because we spend so much time doing something we don’t even like. Maybe quiting your job isn’t realistic. However, depending on how you answered these questions you may consider reevaluating.

In the end, work and play can be combined. If you do something you are great at doing and love, the rewards will follow. I highly recommend reading, “48 Days to the Work You Love” by Dan Miller.

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