The Best Way to Do Your Job Well Is to Love What You Do

The Best Way to Do Your Job Well Is to Love What You Do

Last update: 08 November, 2016

Dedicating a large part of your life to your job is not an choice. At least for most people, they need a job to cover their needs. However, the more you can view your job as a possibility for enrichment, learning, and interaction, the less you’ll separate your job from truly living.

A job that you don’t like, that you’re not comfortable with, causes frustration that goes beyond work. This distress can extend to family, friendships, hobbies, etc.

To be able to develop effectively, you have to enjoy what you do and love your job as much as you can. The best way to satisfy your job expectations is to feel satisfied and not cheated, adding desire and passion to the efforts you make to move forward.

A difficult but hopeful task

Maybe you’re thinking that it’s easy to say, but not so easy to actually do, especially when your needs are on the line and there aren’t too many job opportunities. However, the internet is full of true stories of personal growth that have to do with exactly what we’re talking about.

Without looking too far, I’m sure you know someone who has a job with difficult work conditions, but who doesn’t see it as torture. Someone who can collect something more than pure economic reward from their job.

“‘Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

-Stephen King-

woman on floor holding coffee

It’s difficult but not impossible, so don’t let yourself say “I can’t.” Instead believe “I could.” This will give you a push, and it won’t let you fall because you can always keep trying. Meanwhile, look for a turning point in your current situation.

A turning point is a moment, an hour, or a day in which you break the immobility. The moment when you’ll stop feeling like a robot that gets up every morning to repeat everything you hate. Stop for a minute and think about how you’re spending your time, which is the most precious thing you have.

The key is in your mindset. If you work a job that is less in harmony with what you want, you’ll view it as negative. Your mind is the best tool you have to intervene in this perception and associated value judgment. Remember the following play on words when you have a bad day: with a good attitude, you gain aptitude. 

Whatever you do, do it with passion

The reason why this phrase has become contagious is because it involves a way to be free: any job that feels alienating is in and of itself a jail with invisible bars. In contrast, having passion for your job means more goals completed and more motivation for those yet to be fulfilled.

“The pleasure of working makes fatigue fade away.”


Fatigue, stress, and boredom affect people who want to run away from where they are because they’re not happy to a greater degree. However, people who feel satisfied don’t run away, they flow. They enjoy the pressure. Often, we can’t choose the job we want, but many of us haven’t even bothered to find out what we want.

At your job, you don’t want to be watching the clock

Nobody likes to think of their job as work, and if you’re passionate about what you do, you won’t really see it that way. When you’re passionate about your job, it represents an accumulation of responsibilities that give you a place in the world, an answer to what you’re good at, thanks to the people who gave you the opportunity to get there, even if they didn’t personally give you the job.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

-Steve Jobs-


Finding work that you enjoy will not only enrich your life, it will also increase your chances of achieving greater quality results. This is similar to enthusiasm; it positively affects your results and can be the best way to enhance your worth.

Loving your job means eliminating the negative connotations it has. There are nurses, doctors, psychologists, lawyers, professors, and social workers who smile when they help people. There are singers, actors, and writers who cry and make others cry with their emotions. There are parents who find fulfillment in family work, both inside and outside the home, etc. You create your own path, uniting what you find with what you’re capable of contributing.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.