“Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door.” – Fame
I find myself wondering how many people really have that. I go to work. I do my job, and I think I’m pretty good at it. There are a few things about it that really get me excited and interested, but those things are few and far between. I don’t dislike the work I do. I think it is important, and I know it helps people. That is a start, at least.
I don’t know what I would be if I could do anything. I have always been fascinated by genetics, but that’s a lot of school to get through. I’d love to train dogs, sell books, or a dozen other things that don’t make enough money to support us unless I got amazingly good at them. I have an MBA and I’m using it, so I am glad, at least, that my education has been put to good use. Sometimes I wish, though, that I could have more passion for what I do.
I think, perhaps, if I stick with this, I will be able to find a niche that lets me be passionate. I will find my passion.
For the moment, though, the end of that quote will have to do:
“It’s falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship…and success is love.”
Those things I am already lucky enough to have.