Being a fan of David Rubenstein his statement caught my full attention.
Immediately I began to think back on jobs that I have had, that I hated, and could not wait for each day to begin so that the day might be over. Not a great way to go through life.
Even when I have surveyed friends or even acquaintances to find out if they love their job, often their response is, “I hate it but it pays the bills.” Or they say, “This is all I have ever known. Love it? No.”
Recently I read a statistic regarding employees and their feelings regarding their job, 85% of those surveyed stated they found no enjoyment nor fulfillment in their current role. In fact, they hate it.
Yet they stay.
Sure, if we were wealthy, with no dependency upon anyone else, we might make a change. But most are not wealthy and fear and family responsibilities often keep us chained to the job we fill every day.
Maybe it changes with a season in our life, maybe it evolves when our path leads us to that perfect fit for our life and work, I am not sure.
I do know that I love what I do and I find myself dreaming of achieving great things.
Find what you love to do so that you might do what you love…and achieve great things for the rest of your life.