Lean In To What You Love
Recently, I had the opportunity to do a little more of the work that I originally started my career doing: editing. With my clients, I edit; however, it’s shifted a little bit because I am also a part of the writing process. So, the opportunity to come in and take a piece of drafted work that hadn’t been edited and transform it was exciting.
It sparked something in me and helped me to realize the importance of fueling the things you are good at doing. There was so much fulfillment stemming from editing a few paragraphs. I felt rejuvenated and alive again. It seems dramatic but try to think about it. Think about the elements of work you really love. Keep those on your list of things to do. It will help keep you creative, motivated, and encouraged by your work. In fact, it made me insanely more productive because I felt accomplished doing the things I love.
No matter what job you are at or where you are in your career, you have to find what you love to do and what you enjoy. Seek a career that allows that. Look at what you are good at skill wise and have your career stem from that. If you aren’t good at it, you won’t enjoy doing it. If you don’t feel successful, you won’t want to try. You are setting yourself up to fail by not allowing your innate talents to be the driving force of your work.
Give it a try and see what happens.