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"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." -The Little Engine That Could

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

on March 7, 2013

–Steve Jobs

A lot of teachers know from the time they have their first great teacher that they too will make a career of educating and influencing youth.  I grew up around a lot of teachers, and all of the good ones described teaching as a passion, often discovered early on.  Many chose to forgo more lucrative careers in order to do what they loved.

Pastors are another interesting crew.  While some of them grew up in pastors’ homes or become youth ministers because they loved youth group or younglife, many of them are called later in life.  The more clergy I meet, the more I learn stories of ex-engineers and former nurses turned to the cloth.

For some of us, finding what we love is a matter of trial and error.  Many of my young adult friends hated their first jobs, second jobs, and are trying a new career or retraining and going back to school.  This is admirable.

This isn’t the first time you’ve heard “do what you love,” not from us nor from any mentor or counselor, but the reminder never hurts.  Maybe you don’t wake up on the right side of the bed everyday, but with your goals in mind and the big picture in sight you should be passionate about your work.  We can work on your case of the Mondays (or Tuesdays, Wednesdays…Thursdays) together.

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2 responses to ““The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

  1. […] and to hide in the shadows.  When a stream of light is pouring through the window, move your work and your thoughts into its beams and exist in its glow.  Let its warmth radiate in all that you do […]

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