Once when I was a young man, barely out of college, I had a dream job in an advertising agency, the kind most college grads would kill for.
The trouble was, I wasn’t very happy. I wanted to be happy, but I wasn’t.
I wanted to love my job, but I couldn’t.
To be fair, I’m not sure many other people in my office loved their job much, either. It was a tough gig. A tough, soul-sucking, thankless gig. I was glad to leave, I think most would have been as well.
Since then my career has been solely driven by the need to find work that I love. I’m less worried about money, doing what you love is the easiest way I know of getting paid well.
I don’t think it’s a bad strategy, not at all…
--From “I Wanted To Fall In Love” by gapingvoid: business transformation through art