enjoying your passion as work

@SIMPLYD (75375)
Philippines
December 11, 2011 10:03pm CST
Last Friday, when we went to a fine dining restaurant as a birthday blow-out for me, by my boss, there was a lady singer . She sang beautiful songs from the old times, and she beautifully sang them to the accompaniment of the pianist. I could see that she was so happy singing. I do love my job, but it’s not as much as that singer, who has her passion as her work.
10 responses
• China
13 Dec 11
The singer sang the song with feeling so her song tore people's heart strings,just as you are a conscientious stuff ,your boss thinks highly of you. For everything,if we do it at all,do it well. every profession produces its own leading authority.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
That's true , my friend. Though my job is not of my true passion, but i think it radiates with excellence. Thus, my boss deems it just right that i be awarded with a birthday blow-out from her.
• China
14 Dec 11
You feel no shame for your job and impress your boss favourably,no wonder you were awarded with birthday blow-out from her.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Dec 11
Hi SIMPLYD People who are into fine arts like music, dance, sculpting, I believe a big majority of them are into those because of their passion for the art. For normal people like you and me, we often choose to do things because of financial reasons or even because of social preferences. That many a times doesnt allow us to be passionate with our work but merely in love with our work. But luckily, I am passionate to teach and luckily I was a teacher for the past 16 years. Only when I fell ill in 2008 - I have been forced to stay indoors but still I have a few students who keep visiting me to learn and that keeps my passion alive
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
I agree sids with your line of thinking. People who are artistic really do them out of their love for their craft. But for us, not on the artistic side, we choose to do things because of financial reasons or social preferences. I am like that. I love my work, though it's not my passion, because it enables me financially.
@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Dec 11
Thanks for the BR here dear SIMPLD. Well, true that we become puppets in the hands of Society and Finance but I always think that any profession, at end it is the satisfaction - that you could do something - is much better and more giving than doing nothing.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Well, that's very true sids. But sometimes, we really can't be like that because we have to think of our financial responsibility to our family. So, i am so happy for people like you, who can work on their passion well, yet have the needed monetary satisfaction. But i must say, i do enjoy my job too, though it's not my line of passion.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 12
i can give your clearly example like Lionel Messi..he loves football and he is football player and thats why we can see how he enjoy when he dribble ball, when he pass the opponent and when he score the goal. he really enjoy when play football he really enjoy when being a football player he is perfect example for your question here
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
I really envy people who gets a lot of money out of their jobs that are really their passion. Though, i enjoy my job, it's not actually my passion. I just have to enjoy it, lest i cannot deliver beautifully on my job.
• United States
25 Dec 11
I love my job, I am comfortable with the people I work with, I couldn't ask for better bosses, I just wish that our pay wouldn't get cut, we are now going to experience our 3rd pay cut in less than two years. But besides that, I am so greatful to have a job I think god everyday for that, I know that there are a lot of people out there that don't have one and are in worst economic state that I am. I am good at what I do, I am always getting praised for the job I do, I take my job seriously to me it is important to do the best I can.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
What do you mean that your pay are getting cuts? You mean your salaries are being lowered that it should have been?
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Dec 11
I just finished reading a book about wealthy and successful guy who has found passion in his hobby. And then he was able to monitize this hobby, enough for him to earn a living. I think all of us should strive for this. Find something that we are good at, or something that we are passionate about, and then find a way that we get paid for it. Then it becomes less work, and more an enjoyable thing.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
16 Dec 11
Correct! And that's one good example indeed, bounce. Imagine, a hobby turned into passion and into money. It really takes a creative mind to create a hobby into passion.
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
Like you I loved being at my company, doing my work. I've been here for three years now. Though I encountered a lot of problems, I am happy that I was able to withstand all of them. With the help of my bosses and most of my co-workers, things are getting done at the end of the day.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
Yes, we can be happy in our present job, because of our office mates and bosses whom we are in good working interaction. Though, our job, is not really our passion, unlike that singer. But maybe our passion is earning more money and to be able to climb the corporate ladder .
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
That's what the ideal job is - doing somethinh that you love doing. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to pursue a career where we are good at. Those people who are fortunate enough to be doing things they love doing will truly excel in their respective field, like the singer that you refer to.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
That's very true my friend. In fact, most of them are not after the money, but for the enjoyment they derive from pursuing their passion , as their job. Lucky people indeed!
@Aja103654 (5663)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Wow, that singer is blessed to be so talented and happy with her job. Most people don't feel content with their jobs, must be why they don't get promoted, because when your heart is not in the things you are doing, you don't excel as much as you could have.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Yes, she is indeed blessed with the talent of singing. You can see from her face as she sings so beautifully and filled with feelings that she do enjoy her work so much. In fact, we asked one of the waitresses and came to know that she have sang abroad, in those big hotels. Oh, what a lovely way to earn a living. Unfortunately, i don't have any artistic streak within me to call it , my passion.
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
That's what the ideal job is - doing somethinh that you love doing. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to pursue a career where we are good at. Those people who are fortunate enough to be doing things they love doing will truly excel in their respective field, like the singer that you refer to.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Yes, i admire them , those singers. Though, they some said that it pays lesser , so they still have their own full time jobs. Some of them have them as part time jobs. At least, they know where to earn when they need additional money. Nice. . really nice of them!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
12 Dec 11
my life now is writing on the internet and I am very passionate about what I do. I love to write. I cannot think of live without writing.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
So writing is your passion, winterose I congratulate you for having your passion as your work too. AT least you get to enjoy even if you have to do it all the time.