Love Your Job? If not, do this.

If you love your job, then you can skip this.  If you don’t, you won’t want to miss what I have to say.

We tend to get into patterns of habit. These habits get reinforced in our ways of being, doing and having. If you’re not completely in love with what you do for your job or career then ask yourself this question.  It’s a question I wish I would have asked myself much sooner than I did.

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  • HK

    Reply Reply August 23, 2009


    Yesterday, I asked myself what if I only have
    six months on earth…the answer was…I would leave my job, sell the house and go to the man I love and drown myself in music…

    what if I have 10 years, I said I would save some money and run to India to learn dance full-time so I have time to perform before I leave earth…

    but if I have 30 years to go…then I have to have a job, a paid off house and the stuff…

    and who would tell me how many years are really left…

  • Steve

    Reply Reply August 23, 2009

    Hi Hema,

    That’s a great way to put it and to be honest with you, nobody really knows how long you or I are going to be around. It could be 6 months, 6 days or even 6 hours.

    I went rafting last weekend (in Ottawa) and our raft tipped. The rapids were pretty severe so we all went for a pretty intense ride under the rapids.

    After it was all over and we were recovering on the rocks nearby, a good friend of mine told me he felt that he might die in those rapids. Thoughts of death were spinning through his head. Just as he was about to give up, he managed to reach the surface and get a gulp of air in the nick of time. As he was sharing that story he told me the only thing he could think of was his wife and 12 week old babe.

    I think for some of us death never crosses our minds, but it some cases it puts our priorities into perspective.

    If you were under water and struggling for your last breath thinking about all the things you wanted to do with your life, would you be making excuses and giving reasons why you never got around to them, or would you find the courage and inner strength to dive in, make a plan and get into action to make it all happen?

  • Venessa

    Reply Reply June 24, 2011

    Hey Steve. How are you? I am an engineer as well. I’ve been in structural engineering for 5 years now and i HATE THE INDUSTRY!!!!

    The job I have now is nice because it’s flexible and I fear if I leave this job I will no longer have the flexibility that I have now.

    I also don’t know what I really want to do. I’d like to work from home mostly and have an income of $150,000+ a year.

    I’d like advice on figuring out what my true purpose is and how to manifest the business or job that has the requirements that I want.


  • Steve

    Reply Reply June 25, 2011

    First of all… don’t leave your job until you first have a strategy and a plan in place that will help you do that… I realize that is the opposite of what I did… but if I were to do it all over again, I would definitely have a plan in place with some concrete steps before I left my job…

    Next is to decide what you want… do you want another job or do you want to start a business? Doing what? In what city? how are you helping people? How many clients would you need in that new business to earn $150,000+ per year?

    Write this all down… then once you’re clear on what you want, read this: 3 Steps to Install a Positive Belief System

  • Judith Welling

    Reply Reply July 29, 2011

    Dear Steve,

    What if one feels a conflict about being happy in the present, and being motivated to work towards the future? I am already pretty tired when I come home at night, and it takes a lot of positive energy to get myself feeling good again. But once I’m feeling good, I’m often out of time to work towards a future change!

    I’m not trying to speak from a scarcity mindset here, but a practical one. Have you faced such a situation?

    Many thanks,


  • Steve

    Reply Reply July 29, 2011

    …yeah for sure Judy. I remember coming home from working in my job in Toronto. At the end of the week I would feel completely exhausted. I would go to my hockey games on Friday nights (doing something I loved doing) and sometimes I just couldn’t find the energy to do it!! (even though I absolutely love playing hockey)

    What you must realize is that moment by moment, you are either doing one of two things… you are either resisting the moment or going with it.

    The truth is that it takes a lot of energy to resist the moment (even though many of us do this). And if you do this out of habit then it can be very tiring and exhausting… i.e. when you say “I don’t love my job” or “I wish I did’t have to do this right now,” or “Why doesn’t that person stop bothering me!” then what you’re doing is thinking about something in the past or about something that may happen in the future.

    But you are not in the moment.

    You said you have a conflict about being happy in the present moment. It’s because you’re resisting the moment. You’re not letting yourself be in this moment right now!

  • Olga Yao

    Reply Reply November 26, 2013

    Hi Steve,

    I’ve been reading your article and watched your video for the past few weeks, and I’m so happy that I found this.
    I’ve never knew that this kind of thought can help people to be happier , and you really got an incredible job. And you really did a great Job! I can really feel your energy and passion!

    I’m 28 now, and I’ve been in the business of international trading for nearly five years. That because my major in college is Spanish, (I’m a girl from Taiwan) and ive been in the company which now im working for 3 years , its an company of importación in México.

    From the begining I thought I Will be happy because I can go abroad and see something diferentes, but I don’t feel so happy for a very long time.

    Recently I found that I can only feeling happy and satisfy when I am doing something about painting or designing or creating something.

    Since I was a little girl, I always want to be an artist and I always love painting, but when I grew up, when I face the truth that I have to learn something that can make me earn money, according to my parent …an artist is unable to support their I choose something more useful, which is a second language, I choose Spanish. So that become who am I right now.

    I always want to change, but I don’t know how to start, after I found your website, it gave me more courage and more desire to change my life!
    I really want to do something I love , and I really want to feel the satisfaction from doing something meaningful to me, and I can also live on it and earn by it.
    But I still don’t know how to find the right goal or the right purpose to work on..
    The only thing I do is keep reading your article and keep trying to figure out what I want, and recently I also take a class of making shoes (which is because I love shoes so much , and I thought maybe someday I can have a career by designing shoes or something..but I don’t even know is this is what I’ve been looking for?)

    Sorry to leave so much message here jaaa

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